Injured Love They Met In Vietnam Now It S Years Later

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Long Time Passing

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Editor: Indiana University Press
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This new edition of a classic book on the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans reintroduces the haunted voices of the Vietnam era to a new generation of readers. Based on more than 500 interviews, Long Time Passing is journalist Myra MacPherson’s acclaimed exploration of the wounds, pride, and guilt of those who fought and those who refused to fight the war that continues to envelop the psyche of this nation. In a new introduction, Myra MacPherson reflects on what has changed, and what hasn’t, in the years since these interviews were conducted, explains the key points of reference from the 1980s that feature prominently in them, and brings the stories of her principal characters up to date. “A haunting chorus of voices, a moving deeply disturbing evocation of an era.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A brilliant and necessary book . . . this stunning depiction of Vietnam’s bitter fruit is calculated to agitate even the most complacent American.” —Philadelphia Inquirer “There have been many books on the Vietnam War, but few have captured its second life as memory better than Long Time Passing.” —Washington Post Book World “Enthralling reading . . . full of deep and strong emotions.” —New York Times

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mitch Albom
Editor: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401388884
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Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

Not Too Far from Here

Not Too Far from Here Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kim Boyce Koreiba
Editor: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 1424550076
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During a time of deep distress or disappointment, have you cried out to God, “Why is this happening? What did I do to deserve this? How will I recover from this? Does God care about what I am going through? Why did He allow this?” Not Too Far from Here is for anyone who has been hurt. Hurt so badly it’s hard to eat or sleep. You attempt to present yourself as being okay for the sake of your kids, spouse, or friends, but you are really not okay. With biblical insight and compassion, Kim Boyce Koreiba shares her story, providing essential and doable steps to bring you comfort, encouragement, direction, and hope. Place your hand firmly into the hand of Jesus Christ, the Savior. Call upon His Spirit to learn how not to fall prey to a victim mentality after being wounded. You can trust Him. Stand up, brush yourself off, and believe that God has a plan. Jesus—your hope—is not too far from here.

Justice Is Served

Justice Is Served Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Verl D. Wheeler
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453533761
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Author's Event Verl Wheeler will be making a guest appearance, Sunday February 8, 2009 on Francoise’s Sunday radio talk show “Traveling with Francoise” on News Talk KPSI-920AM Palm Springs, CA from 11a-12p. Later that evening from 3p-5p he will be making a personal appearance/book signing at Palm Springs famous “Billy Reed” restaurant located at 1874 N. Palm Canyon Dr.

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Geoffrey C. Ward,Ken Burns
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 1524733105
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The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Vietnam War—based on the celebrated PBS television series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick More than forty years have passed since the end of the Vietnam War, but its memory continues to loom large in the national psyche. In this intimate history, Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns have crafted a fresh and insightful account of the long and brutal conflict that reunited Vietnam while dividing the United States as nothing else had since the Civil War. From the Gulf of Tonkin and the Tet Offensive to Hamburger Hill and the fall of Saigon, Ward and Burns trace the conflict that dogged three American presidents and their advisers. But most of the voices that echo from these pages belong to less exalted men and women—those who fought in the war as well as those who fought against it, both victims and victors—willing for the first time to share their memories of Vietnam as it really was. A magisterial tour de force, The Vietnam War is an engrossing history of America’s least-understood conflict.

War and Moral Injury

War and Moral Injury Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Emmet Meagher,Douglas A. Pryer
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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All royalties from the sale of this book are being donated to Warfighter Advance, Moral Injury has been called the “signature wound” of today’s wars. It is also as old as the human record of war, as evidenced in the ancient war epics of Greece, India, and the Middle East. But what exactly is Moral Injury? What are its causes and consequences? What can we do to prevent or limit its occurrence among those we send to war? And, above all, what can we do to help heal afflicted warriors? This landmark volume provides an invaluable resource for those looking for answers to these questions. Gathered here are some of the most far-ranging, authoritative, and accessible writings to date on the topic of Moral Injury. Contributors come from the fields of psychology, theology, philosophy, psychiatry, law, journalism, neuropsychiatry, classics, poetry, and, of course, the profession of arms. Their voices find common cause in informing the growing, international conversation on war and war’s deepest and most enduring invisible wound. Few may want to have this myth-challenging, truth-telling conversation, but it is one we must have if we truly wish to help those we send to fight our wars.

Surviving Twice

Surviving Twice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Trin Yarborough
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
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Inspiring and sometimes tragic personal stories of five Amerasian children left behind after the Vietnam War

Love Story [Fiftieth Anniversary Edition]

Love Story [Fiftieth Anniversary Edition] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Erich Segal
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0063026023
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“Funny, touching and infused with wonder, as all love stories should be.”—San Francisco Examiner An enduring classic and the basis for the blockbuster 1970 film starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw, this 50th anniversary edition features a new introduction by [writer to come] and P.S. Section with illuminating material about the book. The basis for the 1970 film starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw, Erich Segal's Love Story is an enduring classic that has captured hearts for almost 50 years. Love Story, the basis for the 1970 film starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw, is an enduring classic that has captured hearts for 50 years. It is the story of Oliver Barrett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law, and Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe. Oliver and Jenny - kindred spirits from different worlds - meet, talk, question, answer and fall for each other so deeply that no one, themselves included, can understand it. So instead of trying to understand it, they accept it and live it as best they can. This is their story - a story of two young people and a love so uncompromising it will bring joy to your heat and tears to your eyes. It is the story that told the world, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

That Knock at the Door

That Knock at the Door Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Holly S. Fenelon
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475925388
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A blue star for each family member serving in Americas military a gold star if that life was lost in defense of the nations freedom. IN WORLD WAR I, the American tradition of the service flag began. Families displayed a simple fabric banner with a blue star for each family member serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. If a family member died in the nations service, a gold star covered that individuals blue star on the family service flag. Not a symbol of mourning, the gold star represented the familys pride and the honor and glory accorded to that individual for making the supreme sacrifice in defense of the Americas freedom. Soon, the term gold star mother came to be used to identify and honor women who had lost a son or daughter in wartime military service. Following the war, as the nation focused its attention on those veterans who had returned whole in mind and body, gold star mothers served as a constant reminder of the true cost of war. In 1928, a group of these women formed American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., an organization created to honor those who had died by being of service to veterans and their families in need, supporting gold star families, and caring for veterans who had returned with physical, emotional and psychological wounds. From that humble beginning, American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. has become an icon of national service, opening its membership time and again to gold star mothers of later wars and conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Their amazing legacy of service is an important yet largely unknown chapter in American history. This book presents the story of gold star mothers in America and the first comprehensive history of American Gold Star Mothers, Inc., drawn from nearly a century of archival materials. The fascinating story of the strong women who honored their fallen sons and daughters by dedicating themselves to the service of veterans and peace is both compelling and inspiring.

Friends and Enemies: Our Need to Love and Hate

Friends and Enemies: Our Need to Love and Hate Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dorothy Rowe
Editor: HarperCollins UK
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One of our most admired and loved psychologists turns her attention to the essence of the good relationship, and why we need enemies as well as friends.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442408944
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This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

Sex & Money

Sex & Money Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Dapin
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741151627
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Sex + Money: growing up in the men's magazines is the story of Mark Dapin's rise from the gutter (where he found himself one sad morning with no money and no shoes) to editor-in-chief of Ralph magazine. Along the way, he has his ribs broken by world welterweight boxing champion Kostya Tszyu and his heart broken by supermodel Claudia Schiffer. He visits a lap-dancing club with confessed killer Chopper Read, and hangs out with SAS troopers and Foreign Legionnaires. But the most mercenary and least trustworthy people he meets always wear suits and ties. As he stumbles to bring order to a life spent losing wallets, memories, girlfriends and - at one point - his office door, Dapin tells the history of men's magazines in Australia, from Playboy, Penthouse and The Picture to FHM, Ralph and Men's Health. He explains how women become cover-girls, and how cover-girls become perfect women using Photoshop, airbrushes and an art director's imagination. It's a funny, pointless, beer-sodden adventure that leads him towards the top of the corporate world, where he begins to miss the gutter because it's cleaner.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elena Favilli
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1734264179
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The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present, this volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of necessity. Readers will whip up a plate with Asma Khan, strategize global affairs alongside Madeleine Albright, venture into business with Rihanna, and many more. All of these unique, yet relatable stories are accompanied by gorgeous, full-page, full-color portraits, illustrated by female artists from all over the globe.

Charlie Company's Journey Home

Charlie Company's Journey Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Wiest
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472827473
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The Boys of '67 and the War They Left Behind The human experience of the Vietnam War is almost impossible to grasp – the camaraderie, the fear, the smell, the pain. Men were transformed into soldiers, and then into warriors. These warriors had wives who loved them and shared in their transformations. Some marriages were strengthened, while for others there was all too often a dark side, leaving men and their families emotionally and spiritually battered for years to come. Focusing in on just one company's experience of war and its eventual homecoming, Andrew Wiest shines a light on the shared experience of combat and both the darkness and resiliency of war's aftermath.

Beauty, Disrupted

Beauty, Disrupted Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carre Otis,Hugo Schwyzer
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062092669
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Throughouther career, supermodel and actress Carré Otis hasbeen celebrated for her striking physical beauty—but in this brazenly honestmemoir she revisits the ugliest parts of her past to reveal the events thatultimately brought her to strive for, and champion, the kind of beauty that canonly be found within. In Beauty Disrupted Carrédetails the triumphs and challenges of her career in modeling, her rise to fameon the covers of Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and MarieClaire, her battle against eating disorders and drug addiction, and herinfamous marriage to Mickey Rourke. BeautyDisrupted is her inspiring and personal memoir, a story of difficultlessons learned and inner beauty rediscovered, by a woman famous the worldover—not only for her face but, now, for her fighter’s spirit.


Zumwalt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Larry Berman
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062198963
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“Painstakingly researched and crafted, Larry Berman’s Zumwalt is a compelling and rich portrait of one of the nation’s great patriots.” —Walter Anderson, former editor and CEO of Parade Zumwalt is a compelling portrait of the controversial military man who is widely regarded as the founder of the modern U.S. Navy, Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt. Chief of Naval Operations during the decades-long Cold War crisis, Zumwalt implemented major strategic innovations that endure to this day, especially in his campaign against racism and sexism throughout the fleet. Larry Berman, the author of Perfect Spy, offers a fascinating, detailed look at an extraordinary man—winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom—an inspiring portrait of leadership that is essential in these troubled times.

Our Studies, Ourselves

Our Studies, Ourselves Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barry Glassner,Rosanna Hertz
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198033516
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What motivates a lifelong scholarly pursuit, and how do one's studies inform life outside the academy? Sociologists, who live in families but also study families, who go to work but also study work, who participate in communities but also try to understand communities, have an especially intimate relation to their research. Growing up poor, struggling as a woman in a male-dominated profession, participating in protests against the Vietnam War; facts of life influence research agendas, individual understandings of the world, and ultimately the shape of the discipline as a whole. Barry Glassner and Rosanna Hertz asked twenty-two of America's most prominent sociologists to reflect upon how their personal lives influenced their research, and vice versa, how their research has influenced their lives. In this volume, the authors reveal with candor and discernment how world events, political commitments and unanticipated constraints influenced the course of their careers. They disclose how race, class, and gender proved to be pivotal elements in the course of their individual lives, and in how they carry out their research. Faced with academic institutions that did not hire or promote persons of their gender, race, sexual orientation, or physical disability, they invented new routes to success within their fields. Faced with disappointments in political organizations to which they were devoted, they found ways to integrate their disillusionment into their research agendas. While some of the contributors radically changed their political commitments, and others saw more stability, none stood still. An intimate look at biography and craft, these snapshots provide a fascinating glimpse of the sociological life for colleagues, other academics, and aspiring young sociologists. The collection demonstrates how inequalities and injustices can be made into motors for scholarly research, which in turn have the power to change individual life courses and entire societies.

An Evacuation Hospital in Vietnam

An Evacuation Hospital in Vietnam Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward Wells
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490891285
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Years later, I saw a picture of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on television; there was Moes name. I had met his parents and brother when they came to visit him during basic training. It occurred to me that if I hadnt helped him so much, he might have been discharged and sent home to his family. I had a great uncle who had been discharged during World War I for a similar reason. Lord Jesus, take care of Moe until I get there. It was then that I understood why I could never be a conscientious objector again. If I had been with Moe, I would have fought, I would have hit, I would have stabbed, I would have shot, I would have killed to protect him. I would have protected him the way Bailey protected me from Shorty. It was no longer a question of whether I preferred to kill another human or not; the question was who was I willing to let get injured or killed when I could protect them? Would I just stand by and watch? When it was worded that way, the answer was clear. The best rationale for going off to war in other countries is to keep war away from our country where our families and loved ones are. That was how those soldiers could sacrifice their lives overseas. As Jesus said, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13, KJV). How much love do I have?

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dee Brown
Editor: Open Road Media
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The “fascinating” #1 New York Times bestseller that awakened the world to the destruction of American Indians in the nineteenth-century West (The Wall Street Journal). First published in 1970, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee generated shockwaves with its frank and heartbreaking depiction of the systematic annihilation of American Indian tribes across the western frontier. In this nonfiction account, Dee Brown focuses on the betrayals, battles, and massacres suffered by American Indians between 1860 and 1890. He tells of the many tribes and their renowned chiefs—from Geronimo to Red Cloud, Sitting Bull to Crazy Horse—who struggled to combat the destruction of their people and culture. Forcefully written and meticulously researched, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee inspired a generation to take a second look at how the West was won. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ocean Vuong
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0525562036
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An instant New York Times Bestseller! Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction! Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe,, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. “A lyrical work of self-discovery that’s shockingly intimate and insistently universal…Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanently stunning.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post Poet Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years. Named a Best Book of the Year by: GQ, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Library Journal, TIME, Esquire, The Washington Post, Apple, Good Housekeeping, The New Yorker, The New York Public Library,, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, NPR, Lithub, Entertainment Weekly,, The San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal Magazine and more!