Writing and History

Courses are offered in a selection of flavors with the basics of writing taught using information and literature organized around a topic or issue. The links here reflect a course focus around The Vietnam War.

Gateways to Information -- General War History -- Veterans Organizations -- Museums and Memorials -- Special Collections -- The 1960's -- Television and Film -- Travel -- Selected films in Busse Library -- Selected books in Busse Library

Gateways to Information

General War History

Veterans Organizations

Museums and Memorials

Special Collections

The 1960s

Selected Authors

Robert Olen Butler -- winner of 1993 National Book Award.  A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

Ron Kovic -- author of Born on the Fourth of July . CNN.com: Ron Kovic Interview (January 2003)

Bobbie Ann Mason -- author of In Country . Bobbie Ann Mason : Operation Homecoming: Writing About the Wartime Experience

Tim O'Brien -- author of The Things They Carried.  Tim O'Brien Homepage

Robert Stone -- author of Dog Soldiers. The Salon Interview: Robert Stone. and Robert Stone Navigator: Resources on the Web

Television and Film

Travel

Selected films in Busse Library

  • An American journey : the Great Society to the Reagan. c1998. Video E 743 .A437
  • Post traumatic stress disorder the woman's perspective. 1997.Video RC 552 .P67 P66
  • Apocalypse now. 1999. DVD PN 1997 .A64
  • Change, change. c1983. Video HN 65 .C5x
  • Dear America : letters home from Vietnam. 1987. Video DS 559.5 .D43 1988
  • Maya Lin a strong clear vision. 1995.Video NA 737 .L48 M39
  • Not on the frontline. 1991. Video DS 559.8 .W6 N6
  • Nixon : Checkers to Watergate. Video E 856 .N474
  • The Other angels a film. c1995. Video DS 559.44 .O84
  • P.O.W.-- Americans in enemy hands. c1987. Video D 805 .A2 P24
  • Two days in October. c2005. DVD DS 558 .T8
  • Vietnam : chronicle of a war. 1981. Video DS 558.2 V5x
  • Vietnam : a television history. c1987. Video DS 558 .V5 1987
  • Vietnam : the war at home. 1986. Video DS 559.6 .V5
  • Where historians disagree "facts" vs. interpretations. 1983. Video E 175 .W53

Selected books in Busse Library

  • Europa Publications Limited. The Europa world year book. JN1 .E85
  • Franklin, H. Bruce. The Vietnam War in American stories, songs, and poems. c1996. PS509.V53 V55 1996
  • Herzog, Tobey C. Vietnam war stories : innocence lost. 1992. PS228.V5 H4 1992
  • Kutler, Stanley I. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War. 1996. DS 557.7 .E53 1996 Ref.
  • Lawrence, Mark Atwood. The Vietnam War.  2001. DS557.4 .V57 2001 Ref.
  • McDonald, Ben. The Vietnam book list. c1991. DS 557.4 .M3x 1991
  • Myers, Thomas. Walking point : American narratives of Vietnam. 1988. PS366.V53 M94 1988
  • Olson, James Stuart. Dictionary of the Vietnam War. 1988. DS557.7 .D53 1988 Ref.
  • Olson, James Stuart. The Vietnam War : handbook of the literature and research. 1993. DS558 .V58 1993
  • Schroeder, Eric James. Vietnam, we've all been there. 1992. PS228.V5 V47 1992
  • Taylor, Mark. The Vietnam War in history, literature, and film. 2003. DS558 .T27 2003

 

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