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Our Own Medicine
Opinion

Our Own Medicine

by Daniel Buckman In 2009 my fourth New York novel was circulating in paperback. I wrote and published four of them in ten years and became terrified at the prospect of sitting in a room alone for another decade. I said goodbye to all of that after those four novels and writing time in Paris … Continue reading

Traditional Students and Veterans: Using Drama to Bridge a Difficult Gap
Opinion / Press Coverage

Traditional Students and Veterans: Using Drama to Bridge a Difficult Gap

By Gaby Bedetti “Fantastic show, that’s what education should look like!” said Travis Martin’s generous e-mail in response to our class’s attempt to capture the experience of war and its aftermath in a play. “A wonderful, often moving piece of theatre,” wrote a professor about “From Shiloh to Afghanistan.” Neither suggested a disconnect between war … Continue reading

American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam
Book Reviews

American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam

Review: Peter S. Kindsvatter, American Soldiers (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2003). by Jason Ridler, PhD All returning combat veterans face the challenge of explaining an experience that has no parallel, that is riddled with fear, blood and violence, and that has no “polite discussion” filter. Paul Fussell noted in Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in … Continue reading