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The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien

Abstraction may make your head believe, but a good story, well told, will also make your kidneys believe, and your scalp and your tear ducts, your heart, and your stomach, the whole human being.


Tim O'Brien (Copyright Marion Ettlinger, courtesy of Houghton Mifflin)

Works by Tim O'Brien

If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, 1973
Northern Lights, 1975
Going After Cacciato, 1978
The Nuclear Age, 1985
The Things They Carried, 1990
In the Lake of the Woods, 1994
Tomcat in Love, 1998
July, July, 2002

Books about the Vietnam War

Appy, Christian G. Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides. New York: Viking, 2003.
Karnow, Stanley. Vietnam: A History. New York: Viking, 1983.
Langguth, A. J. Our Vietnam/Nuoc Viet Ta: A History of the War, 1954-1975. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

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