W.D. Ehrhart in Conversation

Vietnam, America and the Written Word

Author: Jean-Jacques Malo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476670404

Category: History

Page: 236

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 Named by Studs Terkel as "the poet of the Vietnam War," W.D. Ehrhart has written and lectured on a wide variety of topics and has been a preeminent voice on the Vietnam War for decades. Revered in academia, he has been the subject of many master's theses, doctoral dissertations, journals and books for which he was interviewed. Yet only two major interviews have been published to date. This complete collection of unpublished interviews from 1991 through 2016 presents Ehrhart's developing views on a range of subjects over three decades.

Ordinary Lives

Platoon 1005 and the Vietnam War

Author: William Daniel Ehrhart

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566396745

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

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A former Marine traces the fortunes of the men in his platoon during basic training at Paris Island thirty years ago, revealing the complexities of the Vietnam generation as he catches up with each former soldier in his current life.

Dismantling Glory

Author: Lorrie Goldensohn

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231513038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Dismantling Glory presents the most personal and powerful words ever written about the horrors of battle, by the very soldiers who put their lives on the line. Focusing on American and English poetry from World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War, Lorrie Goldensohn, a poet and pacifist, affirms that by and large, twentieth-century war poetry is fundamentally antiwar. She examines the changing nature of the war lyric and takes on the literary thinking of two countries separated by their common language. World War I poets such as Wilfred Owen emphasized the role of soldier as victim. By World War II, however, English and American poets, influenced by the leftist politics of W. H. Auden, tended to indict the whole of society, not just its leaders, for militarism. During the Vietnam War, soldier poets accepted themselves as both victims and perpetrators of war's misdeeds, writing a nontraditional, more personally candid war poetry. The book not only discusses the poetry of trench warfare but also shows how the lives of civilians—women and children in particular—entered a global war poetry dominated by air power, invasion, and occupation. Goldensohn argues that World War II blurred the boundaries between battleground and home front, thus bringing women and civilians into war discourse as never before. She discusses the interplay of fascination and disapproval in the texts of twentieth-century war and notes the way in which homage to war hero and victim contends with revulsion at war's horror and waste. In addition to placing the war lyric in literary and historical context, the book discusses in detail individual poets such as Wilfred Owen, W. H. Auden, Keith Douglas, Randall Jarrell, and a group of poets from the Vietnam War, including W. D. Ehrhart, Bruce Weigl, Yusef Komunyakaa, David Huddle, and Doug Anderson. Dismantling Glory is an original and compelling look at the way twentieth-century war poetry posited new relations between masculinity and war, changed and complicated the representation of war, and expanded the scope of antiwar thinking.

The War I Survived Was Vietnam

Collected Writings of a Veteran and Antiwar Activist

Author: Michael Uhl

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476625808

Category: History

Page: 300

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This singular collection of articles, essays, poems, criticism and personal recollections by a Vietnam veteran documents the author’s reflections on the war, from his combat experiences to his exploration of American veteran identity to his struggles with PTSD. His career as an advocate for the welfare of GIs and veterans exposed to dangerous radiation and herbicides is covered. Several pieces deal with how the Vietnam experience is being archived by scholars for historical interpretation. These collected works serve as a study of how wars are remembered and written about by surviving veterans.

Vietnam-Perkasie

A Combat Marine Memoir

Author: W.D. Ehrhart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487577

Category: History

Page: 328

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In 1982, John Newman, curator of the Vietnam War Literature Collection at Colorado State University, said of W.D. Ehrhart: "As a poet and editor, Bill Ehrhart is clearly one of the major figures in Vietnam War literature." This autobiographical account of the war, the author's first extended prose work, demonstrates Ehrhart's abilities as a writer of prose as well. Vietnam-Perkasie is grim, comical, disturbing, and accurate. The presentation is novelistic--truly, a "page-turner"--but the events are all real, the atmosphere intensely evocative.

We Who Dared to Say No to War

American Antiwar Writing from 1812 to Now

Author: Murray Polner,Thomas E., Jr. Woods

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 1568583850

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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A compelling collection of speeches, articles, poetry, book excerpts, political cartoons, and more from the American antiwar tradition beginning with the War of 1812 offers the full range of the subject's richness and variety, with contributions from Daniel Webster, Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, Patrick Buchanan, and many others. Original.

The Last Time I Dreamed About the War

Essays on the Life and Writing of W.D. Ehrhart

Author: Jean-Jacques Malo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476616531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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This is a collection of essays on the life and writing of W.D. Ehrhart, poet, essayist, memoirist and teacher. The twenty contributors--scholars, publishers, poets--are from the U.S., France, Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, India and Japan. Some are Vietnam or Iraq war veterans. The collection overall studies various aspects of Ehrhart's writing, as well as his direct influence on the lives of people, both as a writer and as a teacher. The volume concludes with a selection of Ehrhart poems chosen by the contributors because they embody some quality discussed in the essays. The book includes a selected bibliography of Bill Ehrhart's published writings.

The Vietnam War

An Intimate History

Author: Geoffrey C. Ward

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307700259

Category: History

Page: 612

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"A comprehensive look at the Vietnam War"--

The Last Time I Dreamed About the War

Essays on the Life and Writing of W.D. Ehrhart

Author: Jean-Jacques Malo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786476990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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This is a collection of essays on the life and writing of W.D. Ehrhart, poet, essayist, memoirist and teacher. The twenty contributors--scholars, publishers, poets--are from the U.S., France, Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, India and Japan. Some are Vietnam or Iraq war veterans. The collection overall studies various aspects of Ehrhart's writing, as well as his direct influence on the lives of people, both as a writer and as a teacher. The volume concludes with a selection of Ehrhart poems chosen by the contributors because they embody some quality discussed in the essays. The book includes a selected bibliography of Bill Ehrhart's published writings.

Unaccustomed Mercy

Soldier-poets of the Vietnam War

Author: William Daniel Ehrhart

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896721890

Category: Poetry

Page: 147

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Every poet in this anthology represents the terrible beauty that Vietnam engendered in sensitive hearts, the curious grace with which the human spirit can endow even the ugliest realities. "No one will get out of this volume without being hammered in the heart and singed in the soul. I could touch the tears on page after page."—Wallace Terry

Fighting Shadows in Vietnam

A Combat Memoir

Author: Michael P. Moynihan, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786478306

Category: History

Page: 220

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Set as deeply in his mind as in the depths of the Southeast-Asian jungle, a young American soldier embarks on a journey to a war that, for him, will never be over. I am that American soldier. It's 1969. I am 19 and living in New York City. The world was a playground for Mickey, a naive Irish-American kid bored with his life who felt he was ready for the adventures of war. His father served in World War II, his brother a Marine in Vietnam, now it was his turn. His 365 days in the hell that was Vietnam builds in torment until an attack on a bunker complex in Cambodia where everything goes terribly wrong. Wounded, his friend captured, he becomes a tormented survivor knowing he is always just a heartbeat from death. His adventure turned nightmare brings a visceral understanding of the words penned by Thoreau, those very same words with which his father imparted enduring wisdom throughout his youth: "Most men live lives of quiet desperation," especially those at war. This emotional journey of self-realization chronicles the key perspective--shaping experiences of a U.S. Army grunt fighting in Vietnam.

Thirty Days with My Father

Finding Peace from Wartime PTSD

Author: Christal Presley, PhD

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757316476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 264

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When Christal Presley's father was eighteen, he was drafted to Vietnam. Like many men of that era who returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he was never the same. Christal's father spent much of her childhood locked in his room, gravitating between the deepest depression and unspeakable rage, unable to participate in holidays or birthdays. At a very young age, Christal learned to walk on eggshells, doing anything and everything not to provoke him, but this dance caused her to become a profoundly disturbed little girl. She acted out at school, engaged in self-mutilation, and couldn't make friends. At the age of eighteen, Christal left home and didn't look back. She barely spoke to her father for the next thirteen years. To any outsider, Christal appeared to be doing well: she earned a BA and a master's, got married, and traveled to India. But despite all these accomplishments, Christal still hadn't faced her biggest challenge—her relationship with her father. In 2009, something changed. Christal decided it was time to begin the healing process, and she extended an olive branch. She came up with what she called "The Thirty Day Project," a month's worth of conversations during which she would finally ask her father difficult questions about Vietnam. Thirty Days with My Father is a gritty yet heartwarming story of those thirty days of a daughter and father reconnecting in a way that will inspire us all to seek the truth, even from life's most difficult relationships. This beautifully realized memoir shares how one woman and her father discovered profound lessons about their own strength and will to survive, shedding an inspiring light on generational PTSD.

Behavior Change in the Human Services

Behavioral and Cognitive Principles and Applications

Author: Martin Sundel,Sandra S. Sundel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483384624

Category: Psychology

Page: 472

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Behavior Change in the Human Services, Sixth Edition continues to provide a systematic introduction and overview of behavioral and cognitive principles and their applications to a wide range of problems and situations encountered in the human service professions. Designed for students and practitioners, the book uses a unique problem-solving framework to demonstrate how behavior change principles can be applied to practice situations. Martin and Sandra Sundel feature a detailed and sequential organization that encourages readers to move progressively through material of increasing complexity and to conduct self-assessments of their knowledge. The Fifth Edition includes eight clinical case studies and many new and engaging examples that address issues such as substance abuse, child behavior problems, assertiveness, marital discord, and developing appropriate social behaviors. The expanded chapter on intervention techniques incorporates empirically tested behavioral and cognitive strategies for addressing clinical problems such as phobias, anxiety disorders, depression, and other behavioral disorders. Current developments and trends in the field are discussed, including the movement toward evidence-based practice. This comprehensive yet accessible text also features figures, charts, and forms to demonstrate data collection and analysis. Any student pursuing a career in the helping professions, including social work, psychology, counseling, special education, nursing, and psychiatry, will find this book valuable

Sam in 'Nam

Author: Sam Modica

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770679251

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Writing in the classic narrative style of poetry like Beowulf or Jason and the Argonauts, Sam goes to war. As a kid he was caught in the culture clash of the nineteen sixties. Sam embraced the ideas of the "Love Generation" while steeped in the mores of his parents WWII generation. Concluding there was only one way to know what was right, Sam went to war. This is the true story of a poet's Tour of Duty through his eyes and reflections.

Passing Time

Memoir of a Vietnam Veteran Against the War

Author: W.D. Ehrhart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487585

Category: History

Page: 291

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From 1969 to 1974 Ehrhart was just Passing Time. His reentry into the "world" began with his enrollment as a 21-year-old freshman (and token Vietnam vet) at Swarthmore College. At first simply trying to bury his past, Ehrhart slowly if inexorably came to understand what happened to him, and why, in Vietnam. Interspersed are flash-backs to the war itself. It is the story of political--and personal--awakening. As the war dragged on, the United States' deceitful involvement and its perpetuation of fallacies and lies about the war's conduct forced Ehrhart to confront his own feelings about his government, country, and self. Throughout, the reader shares with Ehrhart his odyssey through naivete, growing awareness, angry withdrawal and, finally, a measure of peace.

Kill Anything That Moves

The Real American War in Vietnam

Author: Nick Turse

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805086919

Category: History

Page: 370

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Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a controversial history of the Vietnam War argues that American acts of violence against millions of Vietnamese civilians were a pervasive and systematic part of the war and that soldiers were deliberately trained and ordered to conduct hate-based slaughter campaigns.

Carrying the Darkness

The Poetry of the Vietnam War

Author: William Daniel Ehrhart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896721883

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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An anthology of Vietnam War poetry, featuring the work of seventy-five poets.

In the Shadow of Vietnam

Essays, 1977-1991

Author: W.D. Ehrhart

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487747

Category: History

Page: 208

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Twenty-three powerful, moving, angry and wise essays published over a period of 15 years on subjects ranging from South Africa to Central America, the United States to the Soviet Union, all bound together by the lingering physical, psychological, political and intellectual sensibilities the author first developed as a young enlisted Marine during the Vietnam war. Four of the essays deal with Ehrhart's second return to Vietnam in 1990.