Articles Related to Vietnam War fiction

The Domestic Vietnam by Dick Fox

March 5, 2015

Dick Fox's The Domestic Vietnam: America’s War of Confusion  (Coach Fox, Inc., 512 pp., $21.95) doesn’t look like a novel or read like one, for that matter. But the author’s note says: “The work presented here is…

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Secrets Brought Home by James Milton Smith

February 9, 2015

James Milton Smith, the author of Secrets Brought Home (Amazon Digital Services, 425 pp., $14.99, paper; $9.99, Kindle), is a former Marine and a graduate of CalPoly. His novel is about Owen O’Brien, a newly…

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First Light by S. Elliot Lawrence

January 27, 2015

h S. Elliott Lawrence's First Light: A Novel of Close Combat (CreateSpace, 444 pp., $19.99, paper; $9.99, Kindle) closely follows the 1968-69 Vietnam War tour of Lieutenant Kenneth McKenzie. The lieutenant serves with the First…

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Don’t Mean Nothin’ by Ron Lealos

January 21, 2015

Ron Lealos did not serve in the military, although he is of the right age to have been a Vietnam veteran. He is the author of a well-reviewed military thriller, Pashtun , which I am…

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Edge of Civilization by Jennifer Ott

January 16, 2015

Edge of Civilization By Jennifer Ott, ND. When I started reading the unusual novel,  Edge of Civilization (, 184 pp., $20.50, paper), I assumed that the main character, Earl Hollsopple, was a Vietnam veteran. That because…

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Purple Sunshine by Bob Calverley

December 26, 2014

  Bob Calverley was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1967 and served for a year in the Vietnam War with the 187th Assault Helicopter Company in Tay Ninh. Calverley spent most of his tour…

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Cao Bang: Brothers in Arms by Richard E. Baker

December 10, 2014

Richard E. Baker served in the U. S. Army with the 4th Infantry Band. He did not spend his time in Vietnam marching on parade grounds playing his horn, though. He was in the field,…

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Year of the Rooster by Ben Wanderin

December 5, 2014

Larry D. Goodson served two years in the U. S. Army and then returned to his home in the Pacific Northwest in 1970. The cover blurb of Year of the Rooster (CreateSpace, 250 pp., $15.95,…

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Never Left Behind by Jim Miller

December 1, 2014

We are told that Jim Miller's Never Left Behind (RichLife Publishing, 334 pp., $20.99, paper) is a work of fiction. “The characters are either vestiges of my memory or products of my imagination, " Miller…

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I Must Survive by Harry Simpson

November 24, 2014

Harry Simpson served in the military form 1964-1966, and “experienced the constant fear of becoming part of the Vietnam Conflict and having to choose between killing and being killed.” Did Simpson serve in Vietnam, and if…

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