Articles Related to Vietnam War fiction

Pointman by Robert L. Owens

February 12, 2014

Robert L. Owens's Pointman: A Novel of Love, War and Drugs (Delizon 310 pp., $12, paper) is that rare autobiographical Vietnam War novel published in France. The title character, the pointman, is Spec 4 Warren Steele,…

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An American Soldier in Vietnam By Steven Alexander

January 29, 2014

I had to really dig to figure out if An American Soldier in Vietnam (Page Publishing, 202 pp., $14.95, paper) was a memoir or a novel. In the Afterward, author Steven Alexander tells us that…

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After Incoming by Alan Hodgkinson

January 9, 2014

Alan Hodgkinson was part of the San Francisco Haight Ashbury scene in the late 1960s when he was drafted into the U. S. Army. He served in the Mekong Delta as a rifleman with the…

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The Things They Carried Audiobook

December 2, 2013

Tim O'Brien's The Things We Carried burst upon the scene almost a generation ago, in 1990. Today, O'Brien's tour-de-force book of interconnected Vietnam War short stories has become one of the most-read and most-celebrated literary…

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Support Troops by Brian Nicol

September 16, 2013

Brian Nicol was drafted into the U. S. Army in June 1969.  He was assigned to the Army Headquarters Command in Saigon from 1970 to 1971. His novel,   Support Troops  (Amazon Digital Services, 175…

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The Hamfist Trilogy by G. E. Nolly

August 24, 2013

This immense, 900-plus-page trilogy adds up to one giant book, so we are considering all three volumes in one review.  At first, the narrative seems to be no more than a vast memoir of everything…

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The Moral Life of Soldiers by Jerome Gold

April 28, 2013

Jerome Gold, who served in the U. S. Army Special Forces during the Vietnam War, divides his book,   The Moral Life of Soldiers  (Black Heron Press, 270 pp., $16.95, paper),  into two sections. Part…

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Don’t Mean Nothin: Vietnam War Stories by John Mort

April 24, 2013

John Mort served with the First Cavalry Division as a point man and RTO in Vietnam in 1969-70. Five of the dozen stories in his latest book, Don't Mean Nothin: Vietnam War Stories (Stockton Lake,…

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Warrior, Wayfarer: A Novel by Robert P. Miller

April 12, 2013

Robert P. Miller served in Vietnam during the later stages of the war as a combat engineer officer. Before his time in the Army, he’d graduated from the University of Wisconsin. His novel, Warrior, Wayfarer…

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Flashback: Vietnam Cover-Up: PTSD by Alan C. Thomas

April 11, 2013

Flashback: Vietnam Cover-Up: PTSD ( PublishAmerica, 213 pp., $24.95, hardcover; $24.95, paper) is a novel by Alan C. Thomas, a former U.S. Navy Corpsman who served in Vietnam. His book gives the reader a vision of…

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