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Book Review of The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried
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The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Times Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. They carried malaria tablets, love letters, 28-pound mine detectors, dope, illustrated Bibles, each other. And, if they made it home alive, they carried unrelenting images of a nightmarisih war that hisoty is only beginning to absorb. The Things They Carried has become an unparalleled Vietnam testament, a classic work of American literature, and a profound study of men at war that illuminates the capacity, ante the limits, of human heart and soul.

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