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"Vietnam War "

April 29, 2015

A Hero Among Heroes: Legend, by Eric Blehm

The warriors of America’s Special Forces are a close-knit group. Few outside of their ranks know the sacrifices they’ve made on behalf of their country, and even fewer know the names of their heroes: those whose extraordinary service has earned them the admiration of the nation’s best. Sgt. Roy Benavidez is one of them, and Eric Blehm’s new book, Legend, is his story.

December 19, 2013

Karl Marlantes’ Matterhorn: A Must-Read for, Well, Everyone

Karl Marlantes’ novel of the Vietnam War is meticulous and enthralling – and an absolute must for every reader.

April 26, 2013

Revisiting the ’75 NBA Winner: Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone

In 1975, Stone won the National Book Award for fiction for Dog Soldiers, a story of drugs, deceit, and Los Angeles set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.

August 29, 2012

An Impossible Wish in a Time of War: Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato

Tim O'Brien has established himself as the literary voice of the Vietnam War. In his classic, Going After Cacciato, we meet an unusual kind of unsung heroes.