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During the Vietnam war, Tim O'Brien spent a year in the U.S. infantry. As a result, he wrote If I Die in a Combat Zone (Box Me Up and Ship Me Home), an account of his experiences there. He doesn't spare us the terrible particulars of this piece of our history: it's what has made us; it is us; and it's the story that we continue to tell ourselves. War is the engine of horror and dead souls from which we do not seem to be able to part.
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Tim O'Brien received the 1979 National Book Award in Fiction for Going After Cacciato. His novel The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix de Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. His two most recent novels, In the Lake of the Woods and Tomcat in Love, were national bestsellers.

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Deceptively simple language. Straight forward story-telling. Layers of actuality, written after the fact, looking back. Men. War. Boys. War. Home. Responsibility. Self. Idealism. Others. Geography. Wounds. Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. This is the memoir of one of our most important writers. On par with great literature, this book will never fail to have something important to show us through the ages. Upon multiple readings, another layer will always be revealed. If I Die in a Combat Zone Box Me Up and Ship Me Home is a perfect book about an imperfect history.
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ISBN:
9780767904438
Subtitle:
Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
Author:
O'Brien, Tim
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Personal narratives, american
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
O'Brien, Tim
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Military
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990901
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Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.12x5.30x.61 in. .42 lbs.

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During the Vietnam war, Tim O'Brien spent a year in the U.S. infantry. As a result, he wrote If I Die in a Combat Zone (Box Me Up and Ship Me Home), an account of his experiences there. He doesn't spare us the terrible particulars of this piece of our history: it's what has made us; it is us; and it's the story that we continue to tell ourselves. War is the engine of horror and dead souls from which we do not seem to be able to part.

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