Tag Archives: War

Love, War and Misunderstanding

Shadow of Stone, Book Two of the Pendragon Chronicles by Ruth Nestvold;2013;$13.95; 503 pages; Red Dragon Publishing; 9781493627301; purchased from Amazon.com;7/21/15-7/24/15 This is the follow up to Yseult which uses the well know story of King Arthur as a jumping off place.  This book follows Yseult after the death of her great love and her husband.  She is […]

Found something that he didn’t expect.

Lost in America, A Dead End Journey by Colby Buzzell; 2011; $24.99; 291 pages; Harper, New York, NY; 978-0-06-184135-4; 956.70443 B922L; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Midland;4/24/14-4/26/14 Colby Buzzell, is the author of My War and in this volume he tries to recreate Kerouacs’ On The Road.  Never having read On The Road I can’t make […]

Mohammed O’ Malley

Soft Spots, A Marine’s Memoir of Combat and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Clint Van Winkle; 2009; $14.99;213 pages; St. Martin’s Griffin, New York, NY; 978-0-312-60296-3; 956.70443 V2853s; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 4/20/14-4/21/14 Clint Van Winkle combines his tour of duty in Iraq with his travails through the Veterans Administration and his life with […]


The Good Soldiers by David Finkel; 2009; $26.00; 287 pages; Sarah Crichton Books, New York, NY; 978-0-374-16573-4; 956.7044342F4999; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Woodstock; 4/17/14-4/20/14 David Finkel was embedded with the 2-16 Battalion in 2007 and 2008 as they fought in their own private corner of Iraq.  Each chapter begins with a quote from the Commander […]

as with any collection

Fire and Forget, Short Stories from the Long War edited by Roy Scranton and Matt Gallagher; 2013; $15.99; 234 pages; Da Capo Press, Boston, MA; 978-0-306-82176-9; Short Stories; Checked out from Multnomah County Library, Gresham; 4/15/14-4/17/14 This is a collection of short fiction with the common theme of the war in Iraq.  These are mostly by […]

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