The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

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A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling, with more than two-million copies in print Depicting the men of Alpha Company Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O Brien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three the stories in "The Things They Carried" opened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget. It is taught everywhere, from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing, and in the decades since its publication it has never failed to challenge our perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, and courage, longing, and fear."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 233 pages
  • 147.32 x 213.36 x 27.94mm | 362.87g
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 20th
  • 054739117X
  • 9780547391175
  • 163,017

About Tim O'Brien

Tim O Brien received the 1979 National Book Award in fiction for "Going After Cacciato." Among his other books are the acclaimed novels "In the Lake of the Woods," "Tomcat in Love," "If I Die in a Combat Zone," and "July, July." "In the Lake of the Woods" received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was named "Time" magazine's best novel of the year."show more