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"Protest 101, A Chance To Change The World Again": Some Thoughts As We Wait To See Whether Ferguson Burns

Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Missouri, the St. 630 more words

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Jerry Krizan, 1945-2014

It is with regret that we report the passing of one of our authors last Friday (Nov. 14), Jerry Krizan, who along with co-author Robert Dumont penned an outstanding wartime memoir for us last spring— 459 more words

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Polemical Poetry X: Dead Metaphors

Michael Murry

I wrote this poem in 2005, two years after U.S. President George (Deputy Dubya) Bush’s notorious “Mission Accomplished” proclamation. With the U.S. Military hopelessly mired in the twin quagmires of Iraq and Afghanistan and desperately searching for any face-saving way out, I understood the predictable predicament, since I served eighteen months as a U.S. 493 more words

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American Titan by Marc Eliot

Marc Eliot is a biographer who specializes in telling the lives of movie stars. So it’s no shock that his latest bio is American Titan: Searching for John Wayne… 382 more words

Vietnam War

Memories of The Vietnam War Recounted in the Novella Time to Pay the Rent

Michael Primont, a combat seasoned Army Lieutenant during the Vietnam war, revisits the rural village where he was stationed and fought many battles. His cousin Michael Domino, a writer, photographer, and businessman, accompanies him on the long trek. 350 more words

Dogface Charlie by Tom Mercer

In Dogface Charlie: Soldiers’ Recollections of Vietnam and the Big Red One (Caligny Military History Series,  264 pp. $20, paper) Tom Mercer brings together soldiers’ recollections of the Big Red One’s days in the Vietnam War, from 1965-69. 257 more words

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