Essays

The Conflict That Was A War Edited by Jim B. Money

April 18, 2014

Jim B. Money served as a U. S. Army sergeant with Company B of the 65th   Engineer Battalion in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam from January 1967 to January 1968. Money is the editor…

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Returning Soldiers Speak edited by Leilani Squire

March 28, 2014

The prose and poetry in Returning Soldiers Speak: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Soldiers and Veterans (Bettie Youngs Books, 160 pp., $16.95, paper), a small anthology edited by Leilani Squire, includes testimony from veterans…

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Good Bye, My Darling; Hello, Vietnam and ‘We Gotta Get Outta This Place” by Michael D. Lazares

February 18, 2014

We're reviewing Michael D. Lazares' Goodbye My Darling; Hello, Vietnam! (CreateSpace, 312pp., $15, paper; $3.99, Kindle) and "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" (CreateSpace, 282 pp., $15, paper; $3.99) together because they share author…

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Proud to Be, edited by Susan Swartwout

January 27, 2014

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Vol. 2   (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 320 pp., $15, paper) is the second volume of essays, short stories, interviews, poems and photographs by veterans, active-duty military…

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On War: The Best Military Histories

December 28, 2013

The Pritzker Military Library and Museum in Chicago's Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing honors "writers whose work adds to the public’s understanding of military history and the role played by the military…

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Dispatches by Michael Herr

November 6, 2013

The unique thing about discovering Michael Herr's Vietnam War tale, Dispatches  (272 pp., 1977) in a used-book venue was the cover---it really catches the eye. Citing in bold lettering no less than John Le Carre's…

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Writers Project on the Mall in D.C. on Veterans Day

November 6, 2013

Once again this Veterans Day (Monday, November 11) the Memorial Day Writers Project will have a tent on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.,  from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Members of the public are…

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The Latest Issue of WLA: War, Literature & the Arts

November 4, 2013

The latest issue of WLA: War, Literature & the Arts , Volume 25, 2013, the journal published by the U.S. Air Force Academy's English and Fine Arts Department, has just been published. As usual, this…

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Four Decades On, Scott Laderman and Edwin A. Martini, Editors

August 9, 2013

Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War  (Duke University Press, 334 pp., $89.95, hardcover; $24.95, paper) is a collection of essays by historians, anthropologists, and literary critics dealing with---as…

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Remembrances of Wars Past edited by Henry F. Tonn

May 24, 2013

Henry F. Tonn is a semi-retired psychologist who lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. His Remembrances of Wars Past: A War Veterans Anthology (Fox Track, 216 pp., $24.95, hardcover; $17.95, paper),   is a beautiful book…

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