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  • Arts of War on the Web » Robert Manning, 1919-2012
    Wakefield After leaving The Atlantic Manning became the editor in chief of Boston Publishing where in the mid 1980s he oversaw the publication of The Vietnam Experience an illustrated 25 volume series of large format books that looked at many aspects of the Vietnam War The series which concentrated on the military history aspects of the war was distributed by Time Life Books Comments Off on Robert Manning 1919 2012 Posted on October 3rd 2012 in Book News Obituaries Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January

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  • Arts of War on the Web » John Keegan, 1934-2012
    85 He then went to work for the London Telegraph as its defense correspondent His last book The American Civil War was published in 2009 Comments Off on John Keegan 1934 2012 Posted on August 4th 2012 in History Obituaries Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Obituaries
    show also co produced with Peter Davis the scathingly antiwar Vietnam War documentary Hearts and Minds 1974 which received the Academy Award for best documentary the following year This Vietnam veteran did not bother to see Hearts and Minds when it came out in 1974 My goal then was to avoid all reminders of the war I did see the film when it came out on video and it did not exactly bowl me over There s some great stuff in Hearts and Minds but I couldn t get over or forgive its distorted portrayal of Vietnam veterans The film s main point is that the United States had no business being in Vietnam and that everyone who took part in the war has blood on his or her hands In putting forth this oversimplified at best message the filmmakers willfully ignored anything showing Americans or South Vietnamese in a positive light Plus the movie portrays the NVA and VC as one dimensional heroic freedom fighters In this version of the war American GIs raped and pillaged innocent villagers while an unseen enemy went about heroically defending its homeland against the imperialist aggressor The film s hero among American veterans is a deserter who tells his tale to a congressional committee Its villains are a series of military men who were up to no good on the ground in Vietnam and back home Some veterans in the film such as VVA founder Bobby Muller don t fit in either category But the veterans that Hearts and Minds highlights make it appear as if we were all either racist killers or apologizing wimps Everyone with an ounce of brains knows that that s not true and that the truth is much much more complex Posted on December 15th 2011 in Documentaries Feature Films Obituaries Tom Keith 1946 2011 Tom Keith a radio voice over actor and acclaimed sound effects man best known for his decades of work on the Minnesota Public Radio show A Prairie Home Companion died October 30 of a heart attack near his home in Woodbury Minnesota He was 64 years old and had served in the U S Marines Corps from 1965 69 Keith a native Minnesotan played football baseball and basketball at Sibley High School in St Paul where he also was student council president He played baseball for one year at the University of Minnesota then joined the Marine Corps serving for four years of stateside duty Keith returned to college and graduated from Minnesota with a degree in speech and broadcasting in 1972 He then starting working nights at MPR where he began to do sound effects By the time of his death Keith was one of the most creative sound effects experts on the radio Whenever Tom came onstage I could see the audience s heads turn in his direction A Prairie Home Companion founder Garrison Keillor said They could hear me but they wanted to see Tom same as you d watch any magician Boys watched him closely to see how he did the shotgun volleys the singing walrus the siren the helicopter the water drips His effects were graceful precise understated like the man himself Keith was one of radio s great clowns Keillor said He was serious about silliness and worked hard to get a moo exactly right and the cluck too and the woof His whinny was amazing noble vulnerable articulate He did bagpipes helicopters mortars common drunks caribou garbage trucks backing up handsaws and hammers and a beautiful vocalization of a man falling from a great height into piranha infested waters The many on line tributes to Tom Keith includes a page on Minnesota Public Radio with audio and video clips Posted on November 2nd 2011 in Obituaries Michael Stern Hart 1947 2011 Michael Stern Hart the man who is given credit for inventing the electronic book in 1971 died September 6 following a heart attack at his home in Urbana Illinois Hart who was born in Tacoma Washington grew up in Urbana He dropped out of college was drafted into the Army and served in Korea during the Vietnam War He came home and graduated from the University of Illinois in two years It was there that Hart came up with the idea for the electronic book He had been granted access to significant computing power at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Gregory B Newby wrote in his obituary of Hart on the Project Gutenberg web site On July 4 1971 after being inspired by a free printed copy of the U S Declaration of Independence he decided to type the text into a computer and to transmit it to other users on the computer network The rest is electronic book history Hart went on to found Project Gutenberg one of the first and best online literary projects Michael S Hart left a major mark on the world Newby said The invention of eBooks was not simply a technological innovation or precursor to the modern information environment A more correct understanding is that eBooks are an efficient and effective way of unlimited free distribution of literature Access to eBooks can thus provide opportunity for increased literacy Literacy and the ideas contained in literature creates opportunity Posted on September 11th 2011 in Arts on the Web Book News Obituaries Vann Nath 1946 2011 Vann Nath one of Cambodia s most promient artists died of cardiac arrest on September 5 He was 65 years old and was one of a handful of survivors only two of whom are alive today of the notorious Khmer Rouge secret prison and torture center known as Tuol Sleng or S 21 where some 14 000 men women and children were interrogated tortured and executed during the 1975 79 Killing Fields that followed the end of the American War in Vietnam Vann Nath s artistic skill and renown in fact saved him from being executed The Khmer Rouge jailors spared him and

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Brian Delate’s ‘Memorial Day’
    present the show in its entirety later this year If I had not seen it with my own eyes I would not have believed that the Vietnamese veterans and civilians who attended the performance would have been interested in the American point of view It was a life changing experience for all of us For reservations call 212 924 1154 Veterans receive free admission Comments Off on Brian Delate s Memorial Day Posted on September 26th 2012 in Plays Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January

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  • Arts of War on the Web » A Piece of My Heart in Raleigh, N.C.
    October 29th performance The show s producers are putting together a display of photos and memorabilia from the Vietnam War in accompany the performances Part of the proceeds will go to the Vietnam Women s Memorial Foundation in Washington D C For more info including show times and ticket prices go to the theatre s web site or check out the press release Or call 919 515 1100 Comments Off on A Piece of My Heart in Raleigh N C Posted on October 22nd 2010 in Plays Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Wall: New Drama in Amarillo
    the road to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park at Angel Fire New Mexico Avenue 10 is located at 616 SW Harrison For more info or tickets call 806 444 2637 or go to the company s MySpace page Comments Off on Wall New Drama in Amarillo Posted on August 24th 2010 in Plays Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Plays
    help them or making us angry at them The play which centers on a therapist played by Caplan and a troubled veteran is directed by Aaron Frankel It will be part of the Washington D C Capital Fringe Festival from July 20 25 at 612 L Street N W For tickets 15 and information go to the Capital Fringe website or call 866 811 4111 The play s dates and times are Tuesday July 20 at 10 p m Thursday July 22 at 6 p m Friday July 23 at 10 30 p m Saturday July 24 at 7 30 p m and Sunday July 25 at noon Posted on July 13th 2010 in Plays Tracers in Severna Park Maryland Standing O Productions a new theater company in Severna Park Maryland will be present its version of the Vietnam War play Tracers Nov 13 22 The play first put together by a group of Vietnam veterans in Los Angeles in 1980 is a collage of interrelated scenes that follows the lives of a group of grunts as they move from basic training on to combat in Vietnam and to their homecoming For more info on dates times and ticket prices go to www standingoproductions org or call 410 647 8412 To learn more about the background of the play check out the excellent 1985 New York Times article that ran when the play opened at the Public Theater Posted on October 14th 2009 in Drama Plays Missing Pages at D C Fringe Festival Susan Austin Roth s play Missing Pages which we ve written about in these web pages is a taut drama that zeroes in on the relationship between a World War II veteran with Alzheimer s disease and his Vietnam veteran son from whom he has been estranged for several years The latest production will be take place at the upcoming Capitol Fringe Festival which will be held July 9 26 in Washington D C There will be five performances of Missing Pages on the 16th 19th 23 25th and 26th For more info go to Roth s website or check out our previous entry Posted on June 15th 2009 in Plays Rabe s Streamers On Broadway Again Sara Krulwich The New York Times David Rabe one of the nation s most honored playwrights and screenwriters is best known for Streamers the last of his Vietnam War trilogy Streamers which Rabe wrote in 1976 is set in a basic training barracks in Virginia in 1965 It deals with the tensions that arise among a small group of trainees as the Vietnam War hovers ominously in the background Rabe was drafted into the Army and served in a military hospital in Vietnam in 1966 67 The latest New York City production of Streamers by the Roundabout Theater Company opened early in November and is scheduled to run through January 11 at the Laura Pels Theater Directed by Scott Ellis the play which received a generally favorable review by Charles

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  • The VVA Veteran®-The Official Publication of VVA
    In Review Membership Notes Coming Soon PTSD Again in the Eye of the Storm Even while the military s own studies are showing that one third of Iraqi War veterans are seeking mental health services during their first year home more July in Tucson Desert Delight The Truths of War The War Tapes Commitment and Sacrifice A new documentary film The War Tapes premiered in late April at the Tribeca

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