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by Tim O'Brien

CCAC Big Read 2014: The Things They Carried

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 This library guide pertains to CCAC's 2014 Big Read book selection titled The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.   Within this guide, you will find resources that will assist in your search for information pertaining to this classic novel, and about the author.  

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Tim O'Brien - Author

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Looking Back at the Vietnam War with Author, Veteran Tim O'Brien
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Video Interview - April 2010

From the PBS NewsHour site, "Thirty five years after the conclusion of the Vietnam War, Tim O'Brien's collection of stories about an American platoon, 'The Things They Carried,' is being reissued as it celebrates its own 20th anniversary.  Jeffrey Brown (PBS) talks to the author about the experiences that led him to write the book." (site)  Transcript included.

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