Books in Review

Author Query: Looking for Marines Photographed by David Douglas Duncan

March 2, 2016

Chaplain Richard Black at Con Thien, September 1967 Franck Leclerc, a French newspaper reporter, is working on a book on the work of the great war photographer David Douglas Duncan, a Marine who served in…

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Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor

January 31, 2016

Bobbie Ann Mason, the acclaimed novelist and short story writer, was inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame on January 28 . Mason, who grew up in Mayfield, Kentucky, and still lives in the…

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Creative Writing Contest: The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans

January 26, 2016

The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans is a creative writing contest for U.S. military veterans and active duty personnel. It's run by The Iowa Review   and sponsored by the family of Sharlet (in…

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New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle, PA

November 6, 2015

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the start of U.S. combat operations in the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, will open a new…

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New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke

November 2, 2015

Richard Holbrooke was an important voice in U.S. foreign policy from his first State Department assignment in 1963 as a civilian AID worker in South Vietnam until his death in 2010. Along the way, he…

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'American Boys' Wins Big Book Honor

October 15, 2015

  Journalist Louise Esola 's book, American Boys , which we reviewed on The VVA Veteran 's Books in Review II page back in January, has been named the grand prize winner of the Writer's Digest…

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Eddie Adams' Enduring Vietnam War Photos

October 10, 2015

Eddie Adams , who died in 2004, was one of the most accomplished photojournalists of the Vietnam War. Working for the Associated Press, Adams spent more than three years covering the war. He received the…

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The Gomorrah Principle by Rick DeStefanis

October 7, 2015

Rick DeStefanis, a veteran of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, dedicates The Gomorrah Principle (more…)

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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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The Funny Thing About War by Al Campo

October 5, 2015

Al Campo is a Vietnam veteran who served (more…)

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