Reviews and Blog Posts: Vietnam War

Death coming up the hill : a novel

by Chris Crowe

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Those who do not learn from the events of History are doomed to repeat it. I always think of that saying whenever events transpire that give me a sense of deja vu. Those who lived long enough to see the fall out from the Vietnam War may have been saddened...

Inside out & back again

by Thanhha Lai

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In 1975, Ha starts the year in the familiar and comforting territory of her home in Vietnam, where the traditions make sense, the food tastes good, and her beloved papaya tree holds promise even as the world around her threatens chaos. But the end of the Vietnam War and the approach...

Remembering Dr. Vincent Gordon Harding

On May 19. 2014 the world said goodbye to Dr. Vincent Gordon Harding, former Professor Emeritus of Religion and Social Transformation at Iliff School of Theology, in Denver Colorado.

Dr. Vincent Gordon Harding, civil rights activist, historian, theologian, and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provided us all with a more definitive approach, towards understanding the ongoing struggle of civil rights and social responsibility.

The things they carried : a work of fiction

by Tim O'Brien

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The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is considered a classic novel and can be found on many “must read” lists. What I wasn’t expecting were the beautiful words. Every time I opened the book, I’m struck again by the beautiful words.  O’Brien’s tales are short stories about the members...

Year of the jungle

by Suzanne Collins

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For children of parents serving--or who served--overseas. I love how the colorful, happy pics dissolve into scarier pictures as the main character's anxiety increases over her father's Vietnam deployment. And I see reflections of Hunger Games and Gregor the Overlander in this autobiographical story. But a happy ending is granted,...

Last Night I Dreamed Of Peace

Join Ted Engelmann, an American War veteran, as he tells the story of how he returned two small diaries to the family of a North Vietnamese woman doctor, who died in South Vietnam. Engelmann will also share personal slides during the presentation. Wednesday, October 2 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch.

“Remarkable. . . . A gift from a heroine who was killed at twenty-seven but whose voice has survived to remind us of the humanity and decency that endure amid—and despite—the horror and chaos of war.”
—Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine

“Last Night I Dreamed of Peace is a book to be read by all and included in any course on the literature of war.”
Chicago Tribune

The most dangerous man in America. Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers

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You will be sick and you will be heartened. Daniel Ellsberg is an amazing human.

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