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The Novels of Gene Ladnier

September 15, 2010

You can check out the military-themed books of author and disabled Vietnam veteran Gene Ladnier (above ) at his page on lulu.com . That includes Ladnier's latest novel, Paradox: Hitler’s Granddaughter, an action-adventure thriller with…

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Professor Rollins' Latest Tome

September 1, 2010

Peter Rollins, who did a three-year tour as a U.S. Marine infantry officer, including a stint as a platoon leader in Vietnam, recently retired as an English professor after 37 years at Oklahoma State University.…

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Veterans Book Workshop

August 24, 2010

Although it may seem aimed at the current generation of war veterans, the Veterans Book Workshop, which works with veterans and their families to create paperback books using their war images, illustrations and writings, is…

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The Lion: Another DeMille Bestseller

June 24, 2010

Nelson DeMille  keeps churning out well-reviewed, best-selling thrillers. Case in point: his 16th book, The Lion (Grand Central, $27.99), another fast-moving, plot-twisting thriller/police procedural staring wise-cracking NYPD homicide detective John Corey. The book came out…

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Reading American War Novels in Vietnam

April 11, 2010

"Reading Tim O'Brien in Hanoi" is the title of an interesting "Letter from Hanoi" essay in the April 4 issue of The New York Times Book Review by Matt Steinglass, a German news agency correspondent…

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More on The Things They Carried 20th Anniversary

March 20, 2010

Tim O'Brien's publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is rolling out a huge marketing package to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of his iconic collection of interconnected in-country Vietnam War short stories, The Things They…

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Richard Currey Veteran Writers Workshop

March 4, 2010

Richard Curry, the former Vietnam War Navy corpsman whose novel, Fatal Light , is among the best literary treatments of the war, will be taking part in a series of workshops called "Veterans Tell Their…

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William Lederer, 1912-2009, Co-Author of The Ugly American

January 11, 2010

William Lederer, the co-author of the enduring 1958 novel The Ugly American, died December 5. He was 97. Written with political scientist William Burdick, The Ugly American is set in a Sarkhan, a thinly veiled…

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The Latest Labowski Book

January 3, 2010

When I saw The Big Lebowski in 1998, I loved it. But I had no idea it would become a cultural icon that would spawn its own subculture of devotees. I just thought it was…

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C.D.B. Bryan, 1936-2009

December 20, 2009

C.D.B. Bryan, the journalist and author best known for his best-selling 1976 book, Friendly Fire , the story of the death in Vietnam in 1970 of infantryman Michael Mullen by an errant U.S. artillery round,…

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