Short Stories

Jackson Street and Other Soldier Stories by John A. Miller

March 18, 2013

John A. Miller's Jackson Street and Other Soldier Stories , first published in 1996, is now available for the first time as an e-book (, $2.99). There are eleven stories in this 167-page book, and…

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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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DEROS Vietnam by Doug Bradley

November 29, 2012

When I scanned the table of contents on Doug Bradley's DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle  (Warriors Publishing, 216 pp., $14.95, paper) and saw the chapter headings, I knew in my heart I’d love this book.…

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How to Not Tell a War Story by Michael Lund

November 8, 2012

Michael Lund published parts of How to Not Tell a War Story (BeachHouse Books, 300 pp., $16.95, paper; Milspeak Books, $4.99, e book) in an august literary journal, War, Literature and the Arts: An International…

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Dancing At the Gold Monkey by Allen Learst

November 7, 2012

Allen Learst served in Vietnam as a combat infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. At eighteen, he went to work at a Chrysler tank plant, and after coming home from the war worked in a…

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Nam by Robert McGowan

July 29, 2011

I started reading  Robert McGowan ‘s collection of short stories,   Nam:  Things That Weren’t True and Other Stories, Some Funny, Some Sad  (Meridian Star Press, 217 pp., $15.95, paper), in the Seattle VA Hospital…

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Quiet As They Come by Angie Chau

July 18, 2011

In Quiet As They Come   (Ig Publishing, 200 pp., $15.95, paper), Angie Chau makes her Vietnamese characters come alive in all eleven brilliant stories. I shed tears for the pain in each story, especially…

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Stellar Energies to America by Henry Pelifian

June 20, 2011

Henry Pelifian, who did a tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, went on to serve in the Peace Corps in Thailand and later worked in the U.S. Refugee Program along the Thai-Cambodian…

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The Rich and the Dead, edited by Nelson DeMille

June 8, 2011

Best-selling novelist (and Vietnam veteran) Nelson DeMille was chosen this year by the Mystery Writers of America to edit (and choose the selections for) <I>The Rich and the Dead<$> (Grand Central, 384 pp., $24.99, hardcover;…

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