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Four decades on, the legacy of American involvement in the Viet Nam War still looms large in the lives of the veterans who experienced it first-hand. This new anthology of poems, stories, and essays looks at the war through the lens of both past and present perspectives.

Featuring the work of fifteen veteran writers, the scope of the book defines how modern warfare affects the lives of those who lived it and subsequently their own families ...
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More Than A Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam

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Overview

Four decades on, the legacy of American involvement in the Viet Nam War still looms large in the lives of the veterans who experienced it first-hand. This new anthology of poems, stories, and essays looks at the war through the lens of both past and present perspectives.

Featuring the work of fifteen veteran writers, the scope of the book defines how modern warfare affects the lives of those who lived it and subsequently their own families after returning from the war. The men who have contributed to this volume each have played their own part whether medic, air cavalry, recon, forward observer, or just plain grunt. The pain they felt, witnessed, and buried can hopefully be released by the telling of their collective truths.

It is their hope that through this book you will be able to feel something of what they have felt and that it will inform you about the role that this conflict continues to play in the lives of those who served there. The words of William Faulkner still ring true: "The past is not dead, it's not even past."

Praise for “More Than A Memory”

"For those old hands wanting to see and hear how others have made some sense of it in words--perhaps for inspiration to write some of their own--and for those newbies wanting to understand and relate as much as possible to that experience, I recommend this new volume wholeheartedly."
--Michael Gillen, PhD, Professor, Vietnam and Modern America, Pace University

"Poignant and heartrending as it is, “More Than A Memory” is a work of great courage and optimism, of triumph against all odds and amidst the horrors, of resurrection and renewal. It is nothing short of uplifting."
--Sam Vaknin, PhD, author of ‘Malignant Self-Love”

"There seems to be no end to the stories veterans of the Vietnam War need and want to tell and there should be no end to the readiness of the rest of us to read, to listen, and more importantly, to learn. “More Than A Memory” is a welcome addition to the literature of the war and its ongoing consequences."
--Marilyn B. Young, PhD, Dept. of History, NYU

"If you want to understand a conflict, look into the hearts of the men who fought it. “More than a Memory” does that and reveals a legacy that should stand as a warning to people who would remake the world in their own vision."
--Trish Wood, investigative journalist, and author of the critically acclaimed “What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It”

More from the contributors at www.ReflectionsOfVietnam.com.
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Editorial Reviews

Tichelaar - Tyler Tichelaar
“More Than a Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam" is a stunning anthology of writings by veterans that includes first-person non-fiction narratives of serving in Vietnam, fictional stories about the war, poetry, tales of adjusting to civilian life after the war, and many memories of the war and how it continues to affect veterans' lives today. The diversity of "More Than a Memory" provides a more thorough understanding of the war experience than any one soldier's story could provide.
Reader Views - Michael Philliber
Victor Volkman has compiled a bundle of stories and poems from Viet Nam veterans who are struggling with PTSD, for decades now, after their involvement in combat. These are men who need relief, who want release, and some of whom have finally found reprieve. This book is an important resource for those professionals or family members trying to help combat veterans struggling with PTSD. I highly recommend "More Than a Memory."
Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) - W. H. McDonald Jr.
This book is not just a presentation of the typical Vietnam veterans, who like myself, never went to bed with the leftist ideology of the anti-war groups. It also gives the reader a different look at understanding those veterans who opposed the war. This book gives us a good look at the issues of PTSD even when not directly focusing on that matter. My hope is that this book can serve as a bridge between veterans and those who did not serve.
Tyler Tichelaar
“More Than a Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam" is a stunning anthology of writings by veterans that includes first-person non-fiction narratives of serving in Vietnam, fictional stories about the war, poetry, tales of adjusting to civilian life after the war, and many memories of the war and how it continues to affect veterans' lives today. The diversity of "More Than a Memory" provides a more thorough understanding of the war experience than any one soldier's story could provide.
Michael Philliber
Victor Volkman has compiled a bundle of stories and poems from Viet Nam veterans who are struggling with PTSD, for decades now, after their involvement in combat. These are men who need relief, who want release, and some of whom have finally found reprieve. This book is an important resource for those professionals or family members trying to help combat veterans struggling with PTSD. I highly recommend "More Than a Memory."
W. H. McDonald Jr.
This book is not just a presentation of the typical Vietnam veterans, who like myself, never went to bed with the leftist ideology of the anti-war groups. It also gives the reader a different look at understanding those veterans who opposed the war. This book gives us a good look at the issues of PTSD even when not directly focusing on that matter. My hope is that this book can serve as a bridge between veterans and those who did not serve.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011839115
  • Publisher: Modern History Press
  • Publication date: 11/14/2010
  • Series: Reflections of History Series , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 360,403
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Victor R. Volkman is President of Loving Healing Press Inc. and involved in Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) through his work with the TIR Association, an international non-profit organization devoted to improving the impact of TIR worldwide. More about Victor and his press at http://www.lovinghealing.com/.
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  • Posted August 22, 2011

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    highly recommended

    More than A memory: Reflections of Vietnam

    Victor R. Volkman

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    Victor Volkman has taken different energy and emotions that people have about the Vietnam War

    and placed them inside this book. He even presents the memories that the Veterans have with the insightful spiritual being from them. This book is not a typical book on veterans, but a view of the ideaology of different groups that oppsed the war. All Veterans wants everyone to stand up and take notice, and to me that is what they have fought so hard for. It even shows that everyone suffers through the war in some way, even if it is not a war that is in their country.

    This book is sad and dramatic, but the greatest in the world. It has a dramatic atmosphere and gives readers the feeling of actually being in the war, and shows that it affects everyones daily lifes. It is not a easy book to read as your feelings can be hurt, but I loved it and I am grateful I have found this book. I am grateful that Victor R Volkman took the time to write it, as it hit my heart just the right way. I have given my copy to my uncle who is a veteran himself. I recommend this book to everyone, but especially to veterans and their families.

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