Dead on a High Hill: Essays on War, Literature and Living, 2002-2012

Dead on a High Hill: Essays on War, Literature and Living, 2002-2012

by W. D. Ehrhart
     
 

A new collection of Bill Ehrhart's essays - 25 of them, written between 2002 and 2012 on subjects ranging from the Vietnam War failures of American policymakers to life in 21st century Vietnam; the trenches of the Western Front, the mountains of Korea, the sands of Iraq; from the value of one's name to the cowardice of Congress; mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the

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A new collection of Bill Ehrhart's essays - 25 of them, written between 2002 and 2012 on subjects ranging from the Vietnam War failures of American policymakers to life in 21st century Vietnam; the trenches of the Western Front, the mountains of Korea, the sands of Iraq; from the value of one's name to the cowardice of Congress; mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the journalist Gloria Emerson, teaching poetry to teenagers; on the famous (Wilfred Owen) and the obscure (Robert James Elliott)… These essays explore the fallacies of history, the madness of war, the craft of poetry, the profession of teaching, and the art of living.

Memoirist, poet, editor and former Marine W.D. Ehrhart teaches English and history at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The author of 20 books, his prose and poetry have appeared in hundreds of publications including the Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Utne Reader, Reader's Digest, American Poetry Review and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

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Editorial Reviews

Veterans for Peace Newsletter
this book contains many such small treasures, big ones too
curator of the Vietnam War Literature Collection at Colorado State University - John Newman
As a poet and editor, Bill Ehrhart is clearly one of the major figures in Vietnam War literature
The Nation
"one of the great poets and writers of nonfiction produced by the Vietnam War"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786470396
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/09/2012
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Memoirist, poet and editor and former Marine W.D. Ehrhart teaches English and history at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The author of 20 books, his prose and poetry have appeared in hundreds of publications including the Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Utne Reader, Reader's Digest, American Poetry Review and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

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