Vietnam Revisited

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Two interesting Vietnam-related things to check out today:

1. This morning, WGBH Boston launched the Vietnam Collection, an online video library drawn from their 1983 series Vietnam: A Television History. The series was originally recorded on film (actual film!), and now those hours of archival footage and interviews with key decision makers and vets have been digitized and released to mark the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Browse the online library here.

2. I had an opportunity to speak with Karl Marlantes, author of the epic new Vietnam War novel Matterhorn, about a week ago. We discussed why it took more than 30 years for him to get the book published, talked about the craft of fiction, and touched on the reverberations of Vietnam. Read the interview here.
 

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