They Carried the Land Itself

Far from a combat story of pride and glory, The Things They Carried is a compassionate tale of the American soldier.

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Guest Picks: Tim O'Brien Guest Picks: Tim O'Brien

By Crrlcontributor
The author of the NEA Big Read, 'The Things They Carried' shares his favorite books.
The author of the NEA Big Read, 'The Things They Carried' shares his favorite books.
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Book Corner: Reading the Vietnam War Book Corner: Reading the Vietnam War

By Tracy
Think reading history isn't your thing? Here's a few reasons why we should do it anyway.
Think reading history isn't your thing? Here's a few reasons why we should do it anyway.
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Read the NEA Big Read "The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien available in multiple formats.
Read the NEA Big Read "The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien available in multiple formats.
Event

Meet the Author, Tim O'Brien Meet the Author, Tim O'Brien

Apr 27th | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
University of Mary Washington's…
Meet The Things They Carried author Tim O'Brien at Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, University of Mary Washington.
Meet The Things They Carried author Tim O'Brien at Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, University of Mary Washington.
News

NEA Big Read: The Things They Carried NEA Big Read: The Things They Carried

Central Rappahannock Regional Library is proud to be one of 79 recipients of an NEA Big Read grant to host Tim O'Brien's community read.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library is proud to be one of 79 recipients of an NEA Big Read grant to host Tim O'Brien's community read.
Exhibit

Vietnam-Era Photo Project Vietnam-Era Photo Project

Browse photos shared by CRRL customers that tell the story of life overseas and at home during the Vietnam-era (1965-1975).
Browse photos shared by CRRL customers that tell the story of life overseas and at home during the Vietnam-era (1965-1975).
Website

Book Groups: The Things They Carried Book Groups: The Things They Carried

Join in on one of our monthly book groups to read and discuss The Things They Carried.
Join in on one of our monthly book groups to read and discuss The Things They Carried.
Online Resource

Universal Class: The Vietnam War Universal Class: The Vietnam War

This free course provides historical background that set the stage for the conflict, the events that led directly to the war, and more.
This free course provides historical background that set the stage for the conflict, the events that led directly to the war, and more.
Event

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection

Apr 25th | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Museum Curator Janet Folkerts (National Park Service) presents the history and ongoing management of this 250,000-item collection.
Museum Curator Janet Folkerts (National Park Service) presents the history and ongoing management of this 250,000-item collection.
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Vietnam: Our Noble Failure Vietnam: Our Noble Failure

May 25th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Retired USAF Lt. Col. Wayne Colton presents his experience as an Air Force Intelligence officer advising the Vietnamese Air Force, 1966-67.
Retired USAF Lt. Col. Wayne Colton presents his experience as an Air Force Intelligence officer advising the Vietnamese Air Force, 1966-67.
Website

Fast Facts on the Vietnam War Fast Facts on the Vietnam War

Timeline and detailed facts on major events that lead up and occurred during the conflict.
Timeline and detailed facts on major events that lead up and occurred during the conflict.
Staff List

CRRL History: Vietnam Memories CRRL History: Vietnam Memories

recommended by CRRL_VirginiaJ
These are soldiers' stories. They tell of their time in Vietnam and often of their fight once they came home to a nation divided.
These are soldiers' stories. They tell of their time in Vietnam and often of their fight once they came home to a nation divided.
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CRRL Picks: Vietnam to Hollywood CRRL Picks: Vietnam to Hollywood

recommended by CRRLCollection
These Vietnam War movies made big impacts on audiences worldwide,
These Vietnam War movies made big impacts on audiences worldwide,
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CRRL Picks: The Vietnam Conflict CRRL Picks: The Vietnam Conflict

recommended by CRRLCollection
Fictional and nonfictional accounts of Vietnam, at war and at home.
Fictional and nonfictional accounts of Vietnam, at war and at home.
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