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The things they carried : a work of fiction
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Published:
Boston : Mariner Books, 2009, c1990.
Format:
Kit
Edition:
1st Mariner Books ed.
Physical Desc:
1 bag (Black and yellow) ; 30 x 44 cm. + 10 books, discussion questions, author's biography, "Tips for starting a successful Book club" and instructions for Book Club in a Bag program.
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 10
Lexile measure:
880L
Status:
Description

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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Language:
English
UPC:
0618706410 (trade pbk.), 9780618706419 (trade pbk.)
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.8, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
880

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Book Club in a Bag kit.
Description
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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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, T. (20091990). The things they carried: a work of fiction. 1st Mariner Books ed. Boston: Mariner Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-. 20091990. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. Boston: Mariner Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim, 1946-, The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. Boston: Mariner Books, 20091990.

MLA Citation (style guide)

O'Brien, Tim. The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction. 1st Mariner Books ed. Boston: Mariner Books, 20091990.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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