Articles Related to John Wayne

Stone Pony by Stephen Paul Campos

February 12, 2015

Stephen Paul Campos enlisted in the U. S. Army in 1968 to avoid being drafted. He thought that if he enlisted, he would not be sent to fight in Vietnam. This myth was encouraged by…

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ASA Trilogy by Robert Flanagan

December 23, 2014

Bob Flanagan served sixteen years in the Army Security Agency, which is the focus of his ASA Trilogy  from Connemarra Press and AuthorHouse: Involuntary Tour  (324 pp., $31.99, hardcover; $22.99, paper, 2009), Dragon Bait (336 pp.,…

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A Common Virtue by James A. Hawkins

December 9, 2014

James A. Hawkins served eleven years as a U. S. Marine, and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. His Marine Corps Vietnam War novel, A Common Virtue (Naval Institute Press, 240 pp., $29.95), takes…

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American Titan by Marc Eliot

November 19, 2014

Marc Eliot is a biographer who specializes in telling the lives of movie stars. So it's no shock that his latest bio is American Titan: Searching for John Wayne (Dye St./HarperCollins, 413 pp., $28.99). In his engagingly written,…

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Hearts, Minds, and Coffee by Kent Hinckley

October 16, 2014

Kent Hinckley served in Army Intelligence in Vietnam. His novel, Hearts, Minds, and Coffee: A Vietnam Peace Odyssey (Reyall, 282 pp., $14.95, paper), begins in January of 1970. The author informs us that “the time period…

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A Date with Vietnam by Steven Weathers

September 30, 2014

Steven E Weathers' memoir,  A Date with Vietnam  (CreateSpace, 288 pp., $12.81, paper),  starts off with the author telling us about his problems with authority in high school. I quickly found myself wondering how he’d do…

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