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Title:
The things they carried a work of fiction
Publication Information:
[S.l. : s.n., 2003]
Physical Description:
10 books in a cloth bag ; 15 x 20 cm. + 1 folder.
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A bag with ten copies of the title that may also include miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.
Contents:
things they carried -- Love -- Spin -- On the Rainy River -- Enemies -- Friends -- How to tell a true war story -- dentist -- Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong -- Stockings -- Church -- man I killed -- Ambush -- Style -- Speaking of courage -- Notes -- In the field -- Good form -- Field trip -- ghost soldiers -- Night life -- lives of the dead.
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This depicts the men of Alpha Company. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have.
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