More Than a Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam by Victor R. Volkman, Editor

More Than a Memory: Reflections of Viet Nam Victor R. Volkman, Editor Modern History Press (2008) ISBN 9781932690644 Reviewed by Dr. Michael Philliber for Reader Views (11/08)   Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) is the new kid on the block, or is it? Certainly, the diagnostic category may be new, but the emotionally tumultuous concoction... Continue Reading →

Iraq Through a Bullet Hole: A Civilian Returns Home by Issam Jameel

Iraq Through a Bullet Hole: A Civilian Returns Home Issam Jameel Modern History Press (2008) ISBN 9781932690705 Reviewed by Dr. Michael Philliber for Reader Views (8/08)   What would it be like to return to the home of your early years, only to find that a war has changed the face of almost everything as... Continue Reading →

How to Write a Suicide Note: serial essays that saved a woman’s life by Sherry Quan Lee

How to Write a Suicide Note: serial essays that saved a woman’s life Sherry Quan Lee Modern History Press (2008) ISBN 9781932690637 Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (6/08)   “How to Write a Suicide Note,” is the second book in the Reflections of America Series.  The author Sherry Quan Lee took six years... Continue Reading →

F.N.G. (Revised Edition) by Donald Bodey

F.N.G. (Revised Edition) Donald Bodey Modern History Press (2008) ISBN 9781932690590 Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (5/08)   Donald Bodey captures the feeling of loneliness mixed with the camaraderie of being part of the team as a combat soldier in Vietnam. He describes with graphic realism the fear of death and the... Continue Reading →

The Stories of Devil-Girl by Anya Achgenberg

The Stories of Devil-GirlAnya AchgenbergModern History Press (2008)ISBN 9781932690620Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (6/08)  The Devil-Girl was raised to believe that she had the devil in her, or at least he was at work in her life.  Her abusive mother taught her to believe that she wasn’t worth anything.  Throughout her childhood and young... Continue Reading →

Chinese Blackbird by Sherry Quan Lee

Chinese Blackbird Sherry Quan Lee Modern History Press (2008) ISBN 9781932690682 Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (7/08)   Honest, tender, ruthless, revealing, harsh, enlightening, and truthful are just some of the words that describe Sherry Quan Lee’s imaginative and poignant language portrayed in “Chinese Blackbird.” Born to a Black mother and a Chinese... Continue Reading →

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