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  • Arts of War on the Web » Homer Hickam’s Latest Sci Fi Novel
    from certain destruction will have no problem tearing through this tale in which former miner Crater now the head of a rescue firm must once again come to the aid of his one true love Homer Hickam s website is www homerhickam com Homer Hickam in Vietnam in 1968 Comments Off on Homer Hickam s Latest Sci Fi Novel Posted on July 22nd 2014 in Book News 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Author Query: DEROS Stories
    learn from Vietnam veterans If you d like to contribute send an email to johnmailman yahoo com or write to Brennan at 864 Wisconsin St Chico CA 95928 Comments Off on Author Query DEROS Stories Posted on July 22nd 2014 in Artistic Queries Book News 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Book News
    Leepson Posted on February 8th 2014 in Book News TV Series Scott Ely s Starlight Now an E Book Scott Ely s Starlight one of the first acclaimed literary Vietnam War novels first published in 1987 has just been released as an e book Open Road Media 14 99 Ely a Vietnam veteran died last year at age 69 For many years he was an English professor at Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina His in country Vietnam War novel combines verisimilitude with magical realism as the main character a U S Army sniper begins to see strange things through his starlight scope The New York Times review called the book a startling first novel Scott Ely Posted on February 5th 2014 in Book News The Things They Carried Audiobook Tim O Brien s The Things We Carried burst upon the scene almost a generation ago in 1990 Today O Brien s tour de force book of interconnected Vietnam War short stories has become one of the most read and most celebrated literary looks at the Vietnam War or any war for that matter Things is a very readable evocative tale of a group of men in combat filled with memorable characters O Brien spins out the stories in spare precise writing that is lyrical and almost poetic in places It s sold more than two million copies and has become the go to Vietnam War literary work in countless high school and college English and Vietnam War history classes Which brings us to the new Things audio book read by one of Hollywood s hottest actors Bryan Cranston below The 57 year old Cranston is best known for his comic portrayal of the father in the great TV show Malcolm in the Middle and as the shaved headed Walter White the central character on Breaking Bad the much ballyhooed AMC crime drama series The audio book the New York Times film critic A O Scott wrote recently features Cranston s calm gravelly diction unmarked by any noticeable regional accent which carries a faint echo of Walter Cronkite who delivered the news from Nam with a matter of factness inflected with moral concern Cranston Scott wrote is also a capable mimic and he does the Army in different voices Characters who on the page are names fates and identifying attributes grow into a chorus of American regional and ethnic types Native American African American Midwestern Southern The book s two best sections the account of an aimless drive around an Iowa lake interspersed with flashbacks to a horrible night in a Vietnamese bog and the chronicle of an abortive flight to Canada on O Brien s part take on new and gripping power Also included in the audiobook is O Brien s essay The Vietnam in Me read by the former infantryman The essay published in 1994 in The Times is O Brien s meditation on his service in the war the legacy of that war and his relationship

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Bill Murray as a Saintly Vietnam War Veteran
    when he has to come up with money he doesn t have to pay off his gambling debts As the plot spins out mainly involving Vincent s reluctant babysitting of Oliver and the consequences it has for both of them we begin to see some of his saintly qualities One of them involves his service in the Vietnam War where he fought heroically in the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley This small film could have descended into hokum In fact it comes very close at times But it is saved by the natural and endearing acting of young Jaeden Liberher by Murray s charisma and by a plot that has a few surprises Several times Melfi makes the point that saints are after all human and Vincent is as human as they get a walking contradiction of strengths and weaknesses Then there is the image question Is Vincent just another in a long line of stereotypically Hollywood screwed up Vietnam vets The good news is that he isn t Yes he drinks curses and treats people unkindly But that s a far cry from the walking time bomb cardboard cut out Hollywood used to offer us in countless movies and TV shows Vincent is a fully flushed out human being with good and bad qualities anything but a stereotype St Vincent is a serious minded film with a few laughs and has an ending that will not surprise you But it s entertaining and thoughtful And worth seeing Marc Leepson Comments Off on Bill Murray as a Saintly Vietnam War Veteran Posted on December 21st 2014 in Feature Films 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Robin Williams, 1951-2014
    class young genius played by Matt Damon notices an in country photo in Sean s office The two banter about it for a few seconds and that s it But for the rest of the film we are aware that Sean s Vietnam War service is an integral part of his psychic makeup which also includes a hard knocks working class upbringing in Boston s South End and a deep personal post war tragedy The good news is that director Gus Van Sant s Good Will Hunting has a Vietnam veteran central character who is smart savvy empathic and altruistic The riveting craftily plotted script was written by 27 year old Damon and Ben Affleck 25 who plays Will s best buddy in the movie In this movie these two young Boston born and raised Hollywood actors show they know a good deal about life and about their parents generation You can find a video of Williams Oscar acceptance speech on YouTube Comments Off on Robin Williams 1951 2014 Posted on August 12th 2014 in Drama Feature Films Honors and Prizes 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » New on HBO: ‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’
    top of the line here the acting the script the costumes and the sets You really get the feeling you re watching what happened behind the scenes as the justices decided that landmark First Amendment case The Vietnam War is a central part of the entire drama which is based on the book by by Howard L Bingham and Max Wallace The main theme is the legality of Ali s conscientious objector status but there also are scenes of antiwar demonstrations including those involving Vietnam veterans Christopher Plummer as Chief Justice Warren Burger and Frank Langella as Supreme Court Justice John Harlan in the film Comments Off on New on HBO Muhammad Ali s Greatest Fight Posted on October 30th 2013 in Feature Films On TV 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » ‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car’: Hollywood Movie Set in 1969 With a Vietnam War Theme
    film might have been with half a dozen fewer characters Behind the clunky machinery is a lyrical meditation on life death heroism regret and forgiveness written in a florid style that might be described as Tennessee Williams on testosterone This Vietnam era Southern family saga Robert Abele wrote in his mostly negative Los Angeles Times review is old fashioned big cast melodrama treated by its director as if it were a nostalgic heirloom The movie even gets away with its classicist vibe for a good while too The pot unrealized ambition pent up emotion and cultural friction is adequately stirred for a while but by a certain point the deliberate pokiness and lackadaisical attitude toward character development and resolution feels like spilled food that never gets completely wiped up With actors this good however there s rarely a pinched expression heartfelt speech or laugh line that isn t at least partly sold even if the stunted male psychologizing at the expense of the under written women grows tiresome Comments Off on Jayne Mansfield s Car Hollywood Movie Set in 1969 With a Vietnam War Theme Posted on September 18th 2013 in Feature Films 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

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  • Arts of War on the Web » ‘Ghost Money’ Film in Production
    will be in live action footage Johnson is now in production for the film which he hopes to release in 2015 the 40th anniversary of the Vietnamese takeover of Vietnam If you re interested in learning more go to the film s website Comments Off on Ghost Money Film in Production Posted on September 3rd 2013 in Feature Films 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

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