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001    ocm20355671  
003    OCoLC 
005    20170411024031.0 
008    890823s1990    mau           000 1 eng   
010       89039871 
019    28768930|a32949433 
020    039551598X 
020    9780395515983 
035    (OCoLC)20355671|z(OCoLC)28768930|z(OCoLC)32949433 
037    20535|bLRSM 
049    CKEA 
050 00 PS3565.B75|bT48 1990 
082 00 813/.54|220 
084    18.06|2bcl 
084    HU 9800|2rvk 
100 1  O'Brien, Tim,|d1946- 
245 14 The things they carried :|ba work of fiction /|cby Tim 
264  1 Boston :|bHoughton Mifflin,|c1990. 
300    273 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
505 0  The things they carried -- Love -- Spin -- On the Rainy 
       River -- Enemies -- Friends -- How to tell a true war 
       story -- The dentist -- Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong --
       Stockings -- Church -- The man I killed -- Ambush -- Style
       -- Speaking of courage -- Notes -- In the field -- Good 
       form -- Field trip -- The ghost soldiers -- Night life -- 
       The lives of the dead. 
520    The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: 
       Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, 
       Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and of course, the character Tim 
       O'Brien who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a 
       father and writer at the age of forty-three. They battle 
       the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and 
       occasionally each other. In their relationships we see 
       their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They 
       miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they 
       miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy
       and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them 
       unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves 
       while she dances), and love for each other, because in 
       Vietnam they are the only family they have. We hear the 
       voices of the men and build images upon their dialogue. 
       The way they tell stories about others, we hear them 
       telling stories about themselves. With the creative verve 
       of the greatest fiction and the intimacy of a searing 
       autobiography, The Things They Carried is a testament to 
       the men who risked their lives in America's most 
       controversial war. It is also a mirror held up to the 
       frailty of humanity. Ultimately The Things They Carried 
       and its myriad protagonists call to order the courage, 
       determination, and luck we all need to survive. 
611 27 Vietnam War (1961-1975)|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01431664 
648  7 1961-1975|2fast 
650  0 Vietnam War, 1961-1975|xVeterans|vFiction. 
650 07 Veteran.|0(DE-588)4188196-5|2gnd 
650 07 Vietnamkrieg.|0(DE-588)4063516-8|2gnd 
650  7 Veterans.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01165710 
651  7 United States.|0(DE-588)4078704-7|2gnd 
655  4 Anthologie. 
655  7 Psychological fiction.|2lcgft 
655  7 Fiction.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423787 
655  7 Psychological fiction.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01726481 
655  7 Psychological fiction.|2lcsh 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aO'Brien, Tim, 1946-|tThings they 
       carried.|dBoston : Houghton Mifflin, 1990
994    C0|bCKE 
999    Subjects Batch Update Project April 2017 
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 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F O'BRIEN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Basement Materials  O'BRIEN, TIM    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC O'BRIEN    Check Shelf