More Than a Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam

More Than a Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam

by Victor R. Volkman (Editor)


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A Conflict that Shaped A Generation

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.”

"More Than a Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam" is the newest book in the Reflections of America series from Modern History Press

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932690644
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Publication date: 11/13/2008
Series: Reflections of History
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

About the Cover,
Chapter 1 - Richard Boes: My Blue Block of Wood,
Chapter 2 - Poetry,
Chapter 3 - David W. Powell: An Office in Hell,
Chapter 4 - Poetry,
Chapter 5 - Don Bodey: Present Day,
Chapter 6 - Poetry,
Chapter 7 - Tom Skiens: Witness to Rape,
Chapter 8 - Poetry,
Chapter 9 - Marc Levy: How Stevie Nearly Lost the War,
Chapter 10 - Shirley Jolls and Walter Aponte: Kangaroo Court Martial,
Chapter 11 - Poetry,
Chapter 12 - Rich Raitano: Absent of Grace and Mercy,
Chapter 13 - Poetry,
Chapter 14 - Marc Levy: Torque in Angkor Wat,
Chapter 15 - Pieter van Aggelen: A South African in Viet Nam,
Chapter 16 - Martin H. Ray: The Face of the Enemy,
Chapter 17 - David Bianchini: Letter to Shane,
Chapter 18 - Tom Skiens: Boat People,
Chapter 19 - Marc Levy: Off the Road,
Chapter 20 - Marc Levy: Whatever You Did in War Will Always be With You,
About The Contributors,

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