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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Death Zones & Darling Spies by Beverly Deepe Keever

June 19, 2013

Beverly Deepe Keever  spent more than seven years as a magazine and newspaper correspondent covering the war in Vietnam. She arrived in 1962 at age twenty-six as a free-lance reporter after having received her MA…

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The Crazy War by Karl Eskelund

November 7, 2012

The Danish journalist Karl Eskelund (above, with his wife and daughter), who died in 1972, wrote a series of books in the 1950s and 1960s reporting on his travels to exotic places around the world.…

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Malcolm Browne, 1931-2012

August 29, 2012

Malcolm W. Browne, the former Associated Press and New York Times Vietnam War correspondent best known for taking a much-reproduced 1963 photograph of a Buddhist monk immolating himself  on the streets of Saigon, died August 27 at age 81…

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Iver Peterson, 1942-2012

August 16, 2012

Iver Peterson, a retired New York Times  reporter and former Vietnam War correspondent,  died August 1 following treatment for acute myelogenic leukemia. He was 70 years old. After graduating from Harvard in 1964, Peterson went to work…

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Bill Granger, 1941-2012

May 7, 2012

  The acclaimed journalist and novelist Bill Granger died April 22 at the Manteno Veterans Home in Illinois. Granger, 70, who served in the U.S. Army from 1963-65, died of heart failure. Granger  was born…

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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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'The Best and the Brightest' Makes a Top Five List

March 14, 2012

  In a wide-ranging interview on the website The Browser, Martin Bell (above ), the long-time BBC war correspondent who has covered more than a dozen conflicts, including the American war in Vietnam, discusses five…

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Wallace Terry to Receive Journalism Honor

October 22, 2011

The journalist, author, and Vietnam War correspondent Wallace Terry, who received the VVA Excellence in the Arts Award in 1989, will be inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists' Hall of Fame in January.  In…

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