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Vietnam War
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  • Herbert Richardson was a Vietnam War veteran whose nightmarish experiences in brutal conditions left him traumatized and scarred.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • This was in the period after the Vietnam War, when the young people weren’t so quick anymore to denounce those who fought, but began to consider the grim and terrible price all involved must have paid.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Sniffing "hippie" and "peacenik," even though the Vietnam War was over and it was supposed to be OK again to like peace, the kids would make fun of Miss Edmunds’ lack of lipstick or the cut of her jeans.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • She insisted on natural childbirth, breast-fed her babies in public, served her family wheat germ and home-brewed yogurt, marched against the Vietnam War with her youngest astride her hip, sent her children to public schools.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • Goins had been an attack helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War and infused his program with a deep sense of morality.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • "You mean the Vietnam War?" she says.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • These insistent scenarios had a repetitive and borderline-brutal quality that reminded me of the wound-up Wall Street husband of one of Hobie’s clients who, when he got in a certain mood, liked to tell the same three stories of his Vietnam war experience over and over with the same mechanical wording and gestures: same rat-a-tat of gunfire, same chopping hand, always in the exact same spot.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • One year, they say, during the Vietnam War, Morrie gave all his male students A’s to help them keep their student deferments.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • In a move many believe was intended to distract attention from the Vietnam War, Nixon announced that scientists would cure cancer within five years, just in time for the United States Bicentennial.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • During the peak of the Vietnam War, he volunteered for the Army in logistics as an alternative to being drafted and sent to the front lines like many of his friends.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore

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  • She said it was so unfortunate the way the rest of the world was, how unpopular the Vietnam War was.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • During the Vietnam War, he was a conscientious objector, and there is still something of the ’60s hippie about him, like the Mao cap he sometimes wears over his braided yarmulke.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • At age 16, I participated in the Chicano Moratorium Against the Vietnam War — the so-called East L.A. riot.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Although the violence of the Vietnam War scenes may turn some readers off, many find themselves totally engrossed by something they initially figured would just be gross.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The state-of-the-art Russian-built oxygen system used by Hall consisted of a stiff plastic oxygen mask of the sort worn by MiG fighter pilots during the Vietnam War, connected via a rubber hose and a crude regulator to an orange steel and Kevlar gas canister.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • A Phantom pilot during the Vietnam War, he had written a book, Paddystrikes, on the conduct of the air campaigns.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Later, I went to The Wall, the Vietnam War Memorial, and saw his name.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Ms. Murphy, my participation inthe Vietnam War makes me sad.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • In the First US-Vietnam War they made love in the aftermath of an ambush during the darkness and terror of a night patrol.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • They were the only ones who did not laugh at our uniforms on road trips, did not call cadence as we walked to the locker room, and did not blameus for every death in the Vietnam War.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Crime was up, along with anger, hatred and resentment, and the sacrifice of local blood in the disastrous Vietnam War further split the city and the nation.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • During the Vietnam War he was a clerk for the U.S. Army headquarters outside Saigon.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Lyndon Johnson inherited no small amount of unfinished business from the Kennedy administration, most notably the Vietnam War.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I could do nothing but jump on top of a nearby car, since trying to stop this fight would be like trying to stop the Vietnam War.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • My adolescence wasn’t infused with the civil rights struggle, or the sexual revolution, or the Vietnam War, but with their aftermath.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • About her own work as a poet, about her early marriage, her love of Ireland, her involvement in Vietnam War protests, her slow path toward becoming a poet.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements may have been the last such major efforts in the United States that were overwhelmingly male in their top ranks.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The Vietnam War was raging, and I wasn’t sure why my brother Si had been sent to Southeast Asia to fight in some country we’d never heard of.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • The original Jason Bourne was garbage, a paranoid drifter from Tasmania who found his way into the Vietnam war as part of an operation no one wants to acknowledge even today.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • During the Vietnam War, when winning the "hearts and minds" of Vietnamese was the stated objective, Johnson would say, not so privately, "If I got ’cause by the short ’n’ curlies, the hearts and minds’ll folia."
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • It was a workhorse in the Vietnam War, where grunts called it "the Pig" and occasionally cursed over the hot barrel, which required an asbestos glove to change after firing a few hundred rounds—not particularly convenient in combat.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • It was a clandestine outgrowth of the search-and-destroy concept, designed to function behind enemy lines during the Vietnam war.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Jason Bourne — the original Jason Bourne — was a convicted murderer, a fugitive whose life ended with a bullet in his head in a place called Tarn Quan during the last months of the Vietnam war.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • They would find three minor busts dating back to the Vietnam war protests, one each for the years 1968-1970.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • When Trogdon first came to work at Harrison, the Vietnam war was at its peak, and angry battles raged between long-haired students and kids whose fathers were in the military.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Since the Vietnam War, immigrants with green cards had been permitted to enlist.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • He had the shaggy appearance of a hippie, a look he cultivated after serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • "You know, there was a time when that was okay," Goins said, thinking back to World War Two and the Vietnam War, when Canadians were allowed to join the U.S. military.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • While the rate declined in the 1990s as the shadows cast by the Vietnam War began to recede, it has picked up again as a result of the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • As far as I could tell, you were an apolitical Annapolis admiral who ran naval intelligence and who just happened to work with an FMF marine colonel during the Vietnam War who became president.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He was an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam war, one of the two people from Colorado to earn a place on President Nixon’s "enemies list."
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Born into a military family, Mullane was a Navy aviator during the Vietnam War.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • I’m too curious to be scared, and I’d like to know more about how a black kid growing up in the sixties—when the civil rights movement and Vietnam War divided the country and cities like Cleveland were on fire—beat the odds and ended up in Juilliard’s classical music program.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • We liked the M79—the standalone version that was first used during the Vietnam War—because it had sights, making it a bit easier to aim and hit what you wanted.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Carlos Norman Hathcock II, the most famous member of the sniping profession, a true legend and a man whom I look up to, tallied ninety-three confirmed kills during his three years of tours in the Vietnam War.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • He remembered a study conducted during the Vietnam War in which carrier pilots had been fitted with portable electrocardiographs to monitor stress, and it had surprised a lot of people that the most stressful time for carrier pilots wasn’t while they were being shot at—it was while they were landing, particularly at night.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • KIM PHUC is best known as "the girl in the picture," the provocative photo of a Vietnam War napalm attack.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Built towards the end of the Vietnam War, she had first seen service clearing mines off Haiphong harbor.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I have a lot of respect for Mr. Couch’s service during the Vietnam War, where he served with Navy Underwater Demolition and SEAL Teams.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Her memory was like a minefield, each recollection a potential booby trap, a Bouncing Betty-the old land mines the Viet Cong used in the Vietnam War that never went off when you stepped on them but blew you to hell the moment you pulled your foot away.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
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