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ERIC Number: ED460365
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 10
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A REMF's View of Viet Nam War Literature Bibliography.
Willson, David A.
An academic librarian who is a Vietnam War veteran was inspired by the exemplary collection of Vietnam War literature at the Colorado State University Library to begin his own personal collection of mass market paperbacks dealing with the Vietnam War. Although Vietnam War fiction was common on the mass market racks in the mid 1980s, it has been replaced by the Vietnam memoir. A noticeable trend is books written and published by Vietnam veterans in their 50s who have been financially successful, have retired, and now have the time to tell their own special story, often in the form of fiction. A big help in finding Vietnam fiction is the Internet, but Marc Leeson's column in "The VVA Veteran" is the best single source. The narrator/librarian also refers to the three books he has written about his Vietnam experiences, "REMF Diary,""The REMF Returns," and "In the Army Now." Although he set out to be a war novelist and not the bibliographer that he is, he finds himself annotating Vietnam War literature for the third edition of John Newman's "Bibliography"--studying Newman's annotations and modeling his own on them. In the meantime, most of the books he has accumulated are either in the Joe Hooper Collection at Green River Community College or in his own bookroom. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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