Essays

War: The Eighty Greatest Esquire Stories of All Time

April 8, 2013

War: The Eighty Greatest Esquire Stories of All Time (Byliner, $3.99) is a digital book that, as the title says, contains a huge collection of essays about war that appeared in the pages of Esquir…

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Call for Submissions for Veterans' Anthology

February 20, 2013

  All military personnel, veterans, and their families are invited to submit their poetry, essays, short fiction, photography, and interviews to be considered for the second volume of Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors , an…

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Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors edited by Susan Swartwout

February 11, 2013

Susan Swartwout announces in the introduction to Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 256 pp., $15) that the intent of this anthology is that it “will become an annual series.”…

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A Heroes’ Keepsake: Memoirs of Christmas at War by Deedee Wright

January 23, 2013

Deedee Wright currently interprets history and archaeology at Historic Jamestowne,  the site of the first permanent English settlement in America,  in Virginia.  Proceeds from the sale of her book, A Heroes’ Keepsake: Memoirs of Christmas at War…

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The Newest Forgotten War?

November 9, 2012

Bill McCloud, a Vietnam veteran who teaches U.S. history at Rogers State University in Oklahoma, recently wrote an op-ed in the Tulsa World on the extent of young people's knowledge of the Vietnam War. McCloud…

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Dead on a High Hill by W.D. Ehrhart

June 25, 2012

W. D. Ehrhart  served as a U. S. Marine in Vietnam with the First Marine Battalion, First Marine Regiment in 1967, first as an intelligence assistant, and later as an assistant intelligence chief. He took part…

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Paul Fussell, 1924-2012

May 24, 2012

Paul Fussell, the acclaimed literary scholar and World War II veteran best known for his pioneering book The Great War and Modern Memory (1976), died May 23. Fussell, who was severely wounded in France in…

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Steinbeck in Vietnam by John Steinbeck

May 4, 2012

John Steinbeck died shortly after he produced the contents of Steinbeck in Vietnam: Dispatches from the War  (University of Virginia Press, 216 pp., $29.95), a book that is composed of columns he wrote for Newsday  while he…

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Ehrhart on Going Back

August 22, 2011

W.D. (Bill) Ehrhart's account of his recent trip back to Vietnam with Ken Takenaga, with whom he served in the Marines in 1967-68, is now on line on Ehrhart's web site . "On February 5th,…

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In the Shadow of Vietnam by W.D. Ehrhart

August 3, 2011

In the Shadow of Vietnam: Essays, 1977-1991, a collection of twenty-three powerful essays by the poet, memoirist, and teacher W.D. Ehrhart , first published in 1991, is now out in paperb ack (McFarland, 208 pp.,…

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