Articles Related to the Vietnam War

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

April 6, 2015

Viet Thanh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and raised in the United States. He teaches English and American studies at the University of Southern California. He is the author of an academic book, Race and…

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The Brightwood Stillness by Mark Pomeroy

March 30, 2015

Mark Pomeroy lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family. He was born in 1969, so he steered clear of service in the Vietnam War---but he was affected by it. The Brightwood Stillness (Oregon State University,…

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Last Plane Out of Saigon by Richard Pena and John Hagan

August 27, 2014

Regardless of a reader's attitude about the Vietnam War, Richard Pena's Last Plane Out of Saigon  (Story Merchant Books, 136 pp., $12.95, paper), written with John Hagan, offers insights worth reflecting upon four decades after…

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Not All heroes by Gary E. Skogen

June 18, 2014

Gary Skogen, who is retired from the L.A. Police Department,  served with the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Division in Vietnam from 1971-72. He considers his twelve months in Vietnam one of the best years of his…

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Hanoi’s Road to the Vietnam War by Pierre Asselin

May 8, 2014

If you have any doubt that the war waged by North Vietnam against the Republic of (South) Vietnam and the United States was, above all, a political one, Pierre Asselin's Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War,…

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Loose Ends by Jim Zitzelsberger

April 4, 2014

Jim Zitzelsberger served as a Navy Seabee. The stories in his book, Loose Ends: Stories Started During the Vietnam War (Moki Lane, 210 pp., $19.95, paper: $9.99, Kindle), are mostly lighthearted,  semi-autobiographical tales of Seabees…

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Redeployment by Phil Klay

April 2, 2014

Phil Klay is a former Marine who served in Iraq. He says the dozen stories in his new best-selling, critically acclaimed book,  Redeployment (Penguin, 304 pp., $26.95), are partly autobiographical. These are not Johnny-one-note stories,…

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Returning Soldiers Speak edited by Leilani Squire

March 28, 2014

The prose and poetry in Returning Soldiers Speak: An Anthology of Prose and Poetry by Soldiers and Veterans (Bettie Youngs Books, 160 pp., $16.95, paper), a small anthology edited by Leilani Squire, includes testimony from veterans…

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Family, Faith, Land and Mysticism by Robert Osenenko

January 23, 2014

Robert Osenenko's Family, Faith, Land and Mysticism: The Spiritual Traveler Myth  (Outskirts Press, 232 pp., $27.95, hardcover; $13.95, paper) deals with his hometown of Toms River, New Jersey, and its Pinelands Reserve. The book also…

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