Articles Related to Vietnam War novel

Marshall’s Marauders by Allan A. Lobeck

July 18, 2015

Allan A. Lobeck's Marshall’s Marauders  (Lulu, 396 pp., $33.92; $2.99, Kindle) has one unique feature: Of the hundreds of Vietnam War novels I have read, this is the only one that has no page numbers.…

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Vietnam…Viet-Bloody-Nam by Davide A. Cottone

July 16, 2015

Davide E. Cottone's Vietnam... Viet-Bloody-Nam  (P.I.E. Books, 270 pp., $26.99, paper; $6.99, Kindle) is about Manfred and Tony, two Australians born shortly after World War II who grow up to be close friends. They take very…

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Sideman by Gus Willemin

July 7, 2015

Former Marine Gus Willemin's Sideman (Dancing Moon Press, 175 pp., $5.99, Kindle) is a beautiful novel that tells the story of Michael Harker, a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. Better known as Sideman, Harker shows up in Newport,…

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Forces-at-Play by Daniel Refvik

June 5, 2015

I surmise from internal evidence in his book, Forces-at-Play (Outskirts, 550 pp., $25.95, paper; $9.99, Kindle) that Dan Refvik served in Vietnam in the Marine Corps, but nowhere in the book does he ‘fess up to that. The…

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The Centurions by Jean Larteguy

May 19, 2015

Jean Larteguy (the pen name of Jean Pierre Lucien Osty, 1920-2011) spent time in prison in Spain in 1942, the year I was born. He then joined the Free French Forces and served seven years…

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Wilderness of Tigers by W. Bruce Arnold and Robert Bruce Arnold

May 14, 2015

U.S. Air Force Col. W. Bruce Arnold created Wilderness of Tigers:A Novel of Saigon  (Chandelle of Sonoma, 524 pp., $17.95, paper; $9.99, Kindle) after serving in Vietnam in 1967-68 as the Chief of DARPA’s Research and…

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She Weeps Each Time You’re Born by Quan Barry

April 13, 2015

Quan Barry was born in Saigon and raised on Boston’s North Shore.  She’s an English professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Rabbit, the main character of her first novel,  She Weeps Each Time You’re…

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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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Friendly Casualties by Tom Glenn

March 15, 2015

Friendly Casualties: A Novel in Stories (Glenn Publishing, 171 pp., $3.95, Kindle), author Tom Glenn says, is the result of "the many years I spent in Vietnam during the war. Nearly all the characters are…

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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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