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Vanished, part II: The end for the Arnett airmen

For part 1 of my “Vanished” review, click here. *** In the last “Vanished” post, the remarkable World War II book by Wil S. Hylton, I wrote that two things in particular would gnaw at me until they were resolved: … Continue reading

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Lone Survivor and the task of reviewing war films

Few benefits exist for the month-late moviegoer, but one is the ability to consume reactions to a film before the film itself if you choose. This was my experience with Lone Survivor, Peter Berg’s film about Operation Red Wings and … Continue reading

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Five conflicting themes of Michael Herr’s ‘Dispatches’

How do you feel when a 19-year-old kid tells you from the bottom of his heart that he’s gotten too old for this kind of shit? The viciousness of Vietnam sinks in first. It never leaves. I suppose that’s one … Continue reading

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