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Through Smoked Glass: Glimpses of a Life before, during and after Vietnam

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This collection is about memories, those bits and pieces of things we experience, directly and indirectly, then store away...they are the raw material of dreams.

The poems of this collection tell a story of a Vietnam veteran's life. They represent life events of more than 45 years.

Don't be surprised if you see something familiar...the fabric of memory and of dreams is universal.

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Overview

This collection is about memories, those bits and pieces of things we experience, directly and indirectly, then store away...they are the raw material of dreams.

The poems of this collection tell a story of a Vietnam veteran's life. They represent life events of more than 45 years.

Don't be surprised if you see something familiar...the fabric of memory and of dreams is universal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595240654
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/12/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2004

    Real Life. Real Poetry.

    I am happy to recommend 'Through Smoked Glass: Glimpses of a Life Before, During And after Vietnam.' A powerful, realistic look into the changes wrought in a young man's life, from the peaceful, to a nightmare, to the learning to live with the changes. This masterful poet takes us into his world, and it isn't always pretty. Gritty, honest and greatly appreciated--no sugar-coating here. I highly recommend this book by a most remarkable poet and friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2004

    best poetry book

    Great book one of the best poetry books i have read.IM not e very big poetry fan but i recomed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2002

    The Readable Story About Vietnam

    This is real-life poetry. Readable, True and Revealing. Within its covers the volume presents the essence of a life bearing the scars of a war we should have never fought. The author allows us to enter his personna, and the trip is well worth the time and money. It opens old and new vistas of military service which are, again, necessary and honorable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    Through Smoked Glass: Glimpses of a Life before, during and after Vietnam

    E.W. Richardson's poems and prose touched me deeply. The author clearly writes from the heart and gave me a new perspective on the Vietnam experience. I highly recommend this collection to any and all. E.W. Richardson's work is evocative and exciting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    Through Smoked Glass: Glimpses of a Life before, during and after Vietnam

    My father is a Vietnam Veteran and much of this collection rings true. It has given me a greater appreciation of what veterans have experienced. This collection is more than a tale of a warrior, it is a tale of a life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2002

    True Shared Meaning

    Richardson recreates moments and memories in verse and prose. Everything from the horrors of war to everyday joys we normally take for granted and don't even consider he immortalizes with his poetry; beautifully and honestly. I recommend this book not only for those who have served in war, but for anyone who has ever served in life; for that is what this book is about; life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    A Slice of Life

    Wow...EW Richardson knows how to tell a story. It's clear that this isn't just about Vietnam. The author really knows how to evoke a memory or two. The thoughts here are those that anyone can relate to.

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