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The Words After War Interview with Siobhan Fallon by Michael Pitre

Words After War | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Words After War

As part of Words After War's September book club selection, Siobhan answers a few questions from Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives.

The Words After War Interview With Jesse Goolsby By Siobhan Fallon

Words After War | Posted 08.28.2015 | Books
Words After War

"Opening in Afghanistan, the book follows three U.S. soldiers as they return to their families in small towns across America. Births, deaths, marriages, friendships and time pass, but the three men are forever connected by one dark moment."

The Words After War Interview with Sara Nović by Jesse Goolsby

Words After War | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Words After War

Sara Nović is the author of Girl at War, a novel of incredible richness that investigates the devastation of the Yugoslavian civil war and the deep yearning for identity and place by one its survivors.

The Words After War Interview With Sara Nović, Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite

Words After War | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Words After War

Christopher Robinson and Gavin Kovite are the authors of War of the Encyclopaedists, which Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times calls "a captivating coming of age novel that is by turns, funny and sad and elegiac."

'Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War' by P. W. Singer & August Cole

Words After War | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Words After War

Written by P.W. Singer and August Cole, two well-known figures in defense policy circles, Ghost Fleet chronicles the outbreak and eventual resolution of an imagined war between the United States and China.

American-Style War, Sunny-Side Up

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the years when I was growing up more or less middle class, American war on the childhood front couldn't have been sunnier.

Veterans: Capitalizing on the Entertainment Industry

Kerry Patton | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Kerry Patton

The days of traditional entertainment houses capitalizing on veteran's stories may soon be doomed. Doomed may be the wrong word used here however, the point is, traditional entertainment houses better beware. Veterans are on to something very unique.

Finding the Face of My Muse: A Vietnam Veteran I Never Met

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

So in a few weeks when Memorial Day again rolls around, I'll raise a glass to my pen pal and say the words, "Semper Fi." And I'll be silently thanking the VVMF for its ongoing campaign to find and post photos of all who died in that conflict.

Kurt Vonnegut Returns To Midland City

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matt Sledge

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s depiction of his home town of Indianapolis swung between admiration and contempt, but it always conveyed a basic sense of longing. A new museum there showcases his complicated sense of home.

Karl Marlantes: My Top 10 War Stories

The Guardian | Karl Marlantes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"It seems to me that a great war book must speak the truth about war; that it is mostly tedious, numbing, confusing, occasionally thrilling, filled wi...

Writing About War

The New York Times | ELISABETH BUMILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Soldier-writers have long produced American literature, from Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs about the Civil War to Norman Mailer's World War II novel, "Th...

Veterans Day: 10 Classic American War Books (POLL)

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In honor of Veterans Day, we've put together a list of 10 great American war books. These range from the timeless classics to the modern, from those t...