Contemporary:  1946 to Present

The Things They Carried

by Tim O'Brien

Some "Text to Text" & "Text to World" connections to explore...

Department of Defense: Dictionary of Military Terms 

Modern American Poetry: About the Vietnam War

Author Biography: Tim O'Brien

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources 

Excerpt from Novel: "Ambush" (from The Things They Carried) -p. 834

Click here to learn more about the landmark documentary- The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. See some clips from the documentary below.