Antiwar Movement

Last Train Runnin by Ronnie D. Foster

October 6, 2015

Ronnie Foster sums up his opinion of the Vietnam War with words he attributes to his protagonist in his novel,  Last Train Runnin  (R.D. Foster, 415 pp.; $21.25, paper): Oh the rich kids went to…

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And What Was I Doing There? by William B. McCormick

May 8, 2015

William B. McCormick has put together a rather untypical war story in What Was I Doing There? (Hellgate Press, 132 pp., $13.95, paper). This young soldier began his tour of duty in Southeast Asia on…

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Ruff Puff by Phil Tompkins

February 4, 2015

Before reading Phil Tompkins's Ruff Puff: A ‘MAT’ Team Leader’s Story  (Amazon Digital Services, 291 pp., $10.99, paper; $2.99, Kindle) I knew what Ruff Puff meant but had never heard of MAT. Tompkins wasted little time in…

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Kill for Peace by Matthew Israel

December 16, 2014

Matthew Israel's Kill for Peace: American Artists Against the Vietnam War (University of Texas Press, 278 pp., $29.95, paper) fills the space that was left by Lucy Lippard’s A Different War:  Vietnam in Art  and…

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There Will Be Killing by John L. Hart and Olivia Rupprecht

November 5, 2014

John L. Hart, the co-author of There Will Be Killing: A Novel of War and Murder  (The Story Plant,  350 pp., $14.95, paper, $9.99, e book),  has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than forty years.…

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Condemned Property? By Dusty Earl Trimmer

October 2, 2014

In Condemned Property?: Our Most Unpopular War Continues for Americans Who Fought in Vietnam... WHY? This is Their Story and Mine  (Dog Ear Publishing, 484 pp., $29, hardcover; $25, paper) "Dusty” Earl Trimmer provides a…

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Selma to Saigon by Daniel S. Lucks

June 11, 2014

On August 12, 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr., startled the Johnson Administration---and the nation---when he spoke out for the first time in favor of ending the American war in Vietnam. "Few events in my lifetime…

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The Catonsville Nine by Shawn Francis Peters

December 13, 2012

Individuals with deeply held religious beliefs are often willing to carry out what they perceive to be righteous acts knowing full well that that those acts are against the law or the norms of society.…

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MH/CHAOS by Frank J. Rafalko

March 5, 2012

Frank J. Rafalko's MH/CHAOS: The CIA's Campaign Against the Radical New Left and the Black Panthers (Naval Institute, 352 pp., $32.95) is an insider's account of the CIA's 1967-73 secret domestic spying program started by…

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