The Vietnam Reader is a selection of the finest and best-known art from the American war in Vietnam, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, still photos, and popular song lyrics. All the strongest work is here, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry, from Tim O'Brien to Marvin Gaye. Also included are incisive reader's questions--useful for educators and book clubs--in a volume that makes an essential contribution to a wider understanding of the Vietnam War.
This authoritative and accessible volume is sure to become a classic reference, as well as indispensable and provocative reading for anyone who wants to know more about the war that changed the face of late-twentieth-century America.
About the Author
Stewart O'Nan's award-winning fiction includes "Snow Angels", "A Prayer for the Dying", "Last Night at the Lobster", and "Emily, Alone". His most recent novel, "The Odds", was hailed by The Boston Globe" as "a gorgeous fable, a stunning meditation and a hope-filled Valentine." "Granta" named him one of America's Best Young Novelists. He was born and raised and lives in Pittsburgh.