The Things They Carried
First published in Esquire in 1986, the short story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien became a lead story in his book of the same name that came out in 1990. Narrated by an unnamed person, this is the story of Lt. Jimmy Cross’s infantry unit in the Vietnam War. The story is woven around the personal effects, good luck charms, and other items that individual soldiers carry as their symbols of love back home, and of collective responsibility in the war.
Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves
Circulating Books – A Selected List
Call Number: PS3565 .B75 Z69 1997
Call Number: PS3565 .B75 T48 1998
Call Number: PS648 .S5 B4 2000
LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms
o Vol. 103, pg. 143
o Vol. 5, pg. 1792-1793
o Vol. 7, pg. 4113-4115
o Vol. 5, pg. 318-334
o Vol. 74, pg. 238-335
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