Vietnam veterans

Sorry About That by Dick Denne

August 11, 2015

Dick Denne is a man who can think for himself, an ability that caused him a lot of trouble. Halfway through Sorry About That: A Story from A Soldier's Heart (CreateSpace, 172 pp., $15.95 paper,…

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Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Robert W. Doubek

July 31, 2015

Robert W. Doubek says he is "blessed and cursed with a sharp memory." I totally believe him after reading his Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story (McFarland, 324 pp., $35, paper). Bob Doubek tells…

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Beyond Dark Clouds by Glen D. Edwards

July 17, 2015

Glen D. Edwards, who served as an Australian Army medic in the Vietnam War, called on thirty-eight Vietnam veterans and family members to produce historical capsules of what he calls their pre-service, service, post-service, and next…

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Think Snow by Kenneth Kinsler

July 6, 2015

Vietnam War memoirs tell us that decades of learning about life were compacted into a year, or a month, or a week, or a day of combat--maybe  even a few hours. Kenneth Kinsler learned his life's lesson in his…

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How to Cope with Stress after Trauma by E. Anna Goodwin

June 16, 2015

E. Anna Goodwin's extraordinary How to Cope with Stress after Trauma (Bitterroot Mountain Publishing, 308 pp., $17.99, paper) was inspired by the experiences of her father and many other veterans. It is an embracing and empathetic guide for…

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The Most Fun I Ever Had with My Clothes On by Tom Davis

June 3, 2015

Here's the deal. When you pick up a book, do you expect to read all of it? If not, why not? That is the dilemma posed by Retired Army Col. Tom Davis in The Most…

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A Never-Ending Battle by Howard B. Patrick

May 27, 2015

Howard B. Patrick's A Never-Ending Battle: How Vietnam Changed Me Forever (CreateSpace, 208 pp., $10.99, paper) is a classic account of how combat in the Vietnam War resulted in many years of post-traumatic stress disorder…

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I Came Home, But It Wasn’t Me by Bruce Wm. Taneski

May 14, 2015

Bruce Wm. Taneski's I Came Home, But It Wasn't Me: The Memoirs of a Vietnam Combat Veteran as a Recon Scout 'LRRP'  (CreateSpace, 338 pp., $19.95, paper; $5.99, Kindle) comes full circle when he sits on…

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Firefights of the Mind by Ed Kugler

May 12, 2015

No writing is more important to war veterans than books such as Firefights of the Mind: When the Demons of War Follow You Home (CreateSpace, 322 pp., $15, paper; $9.99 Kindle) by Ed Kugler. And here's why.…

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The Making and Un-making of a Marine by Larry Winters

April 29, 2015

Psychodrama provided the major impetus for Larry Winters' recovery from PTSD. In The Making and Un-making of a Marine: One Man's Struggle for Forgiveness (Millrock Writers Collective, 322 pp., $14.77, hardcover; $9.99, Kindle), Winters tells his…

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