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Vietnam Reader The Definitive Collection of American Fiction and Nonfiction on the War

ISBN-10: 0385491182
ISBN-13: 9780385491181
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Description: The Vietnam Readeris a selection of the finest and best-known art from the American war in Vietnam, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, still photos, and popular song lyrics. All the strongest work is here, from mainstream  More...

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List price: $21.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/20/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The Vietnam Readeris a selection of the finest and best-known art from the American war in Vietnam, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, still photos, and popular song lyrics. All the strongest work is here, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry, from Tim O'Brien to Marvin Gaye. Also included are incisive reader's questions--useful for educators and book clubs--in a volume that makes an essential contribution to a wider understanding of the Vietnam War. This authoritative and accessible volume is sure to become a classic reference, as well as indispensable and provocative reading for anyone who wants to know more about the war that changed the face of late-twentieth-century America.

Stewart O'Nan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1961. He received a B. S. from Boston University in 1983 and received a M. F. A. in fiction from Cornell University in 1992. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a test engineer for Grumman Aerospace from 1984 to 1988. He has written several novels including The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying, Last Night at the Lobster, The Circus Fire, and Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season. In the Walled City won the 1993 Due Heinz Literature Prize; Snow Angels won the 1993 Pirates Alley William Faulkner Prize; and The Names of the Dead won the 1996 Oklahoma Book Award. Snow Angels was made into a feature film in 2007. In 1996, he was listed as one of Granta's best young American novelists.

Map of Vietnam
Introduction
Chronology of the War
Green
The Green Berets (1965)
If I Die in a Combat Zone (1973)
Going After Cacciato (1978)
Early Work
one very hot day (1967)
If I Die in a Combat Zone (1973)
Obscenities (1972)
Sticks and Bones (1969)
From Demilitarized Zones (1976)
First Wave of Major Work
Born on the Fourth of July (1976)
Fields of Fire (1978)
A Rumor of War (1977)
Dispatches (1977)
Going After Cacciato (1978)
First Wave of Major Films
The Deer Hunter, Coming Home, Apocalypse Now
Songs
"The Ballad of the Green Berets" (1966)
"I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" (1965)
"Fortunate Son" (1969)
"The Unknown Soldier" (1968)
"What's Going On" (1971)
"War" (1970)
"Born in the U.S.A." (1984)
"The Big Parade" (1989)
The Oral History Boom
Nam (1981)
Bloods (1984)
A Piece of My Heart (1985)
From Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, (1985)
Everything We Had (1981)
Second Wave of Major Work
The 13th Valley (1982)
Meditations in Green (1983)
Paco's Story (1986)
Second Wave of Major Films
Platoon, Full Metal Jacket
Memoirs
365 Days (1971)
The Killing Zone (1978)
Chickenhawk (1983)
The Only War We Had (1987)
Masterwork
The Things They Carried (1990)
Homecoming
Paco's Story (1986)
Love Medicine (1984)
From Carrying the Darkness (1985)
A Romance (1979), The Monkey Wars (1985), What Saves Us (1992)
The Things They Carried (1990)
Memory
Dien Cai Dau (1988)
In Country (1985)
"Incoming" (1994)
In the Lake of the Woods (1994)
"Mr. Giai's Poem" (1991)
The Wall
"The Invasion of Grenada" (1984)
The Names of the Dead (1996)
Dien Cai Dau (1988)
Glossary
Selected Additional Bibliography
Selected Additional Filmography
Reading Questions
Acknowledgments
Index

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