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The Things They Carried

By: Tim O’Brien
Published: 2009, ©1990
Pages: 233
Total Copies: 13
Genre: FictionWar, VietnamPoetry, Plays, & Short Stories

Description: They carried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated bibles, each other. And if they made it home alive, they carried unrelenting images of a nightmarish war that history is only beginning to absorb. Since its first publication, The Things They Carried has become an unparalleled Vietnam testament, a classic work of American literature, and a profound study of men at war that illuminates the capacity, and the limits, of the human heart and soul.