The things they carried : a work of fiction
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New York : Broadway Books, 1998.
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1st Broadway Books trade paperback ed.
Physical Desc
273 pages ; 21 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780618706419 (trade pbk.), 0618706410 (trade pbk.), 9780140147735 (pbk.), 014014773X (pbk.), 9780767902892 (pbk.), 0767902890 (pbk.), 9780395515983, 039551598X, 9780833574862, 0833574868, 9780833574862, 0833574868
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Level 5.8, 10 Points
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880

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This work depicts the heroic young men of Alpha Company as they carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have.
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APA Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, T. (1998). The things they carried: a work of fiction. 1st Broadway Books trade paperback ed. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-. 1998. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-, The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. New York: Broadway Books, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. 1st Broadway Books trade paperback ed. New York: Broadway Books, 1998. Print.

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