Minnesota Historical Society

The Things They Carried

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A classic, life-changing meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. 

20th Anniversary edition

Depicting the men of Alpha Company—Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three—the stories in The Things They Carried opened our eyes to the nature of war in a way we will never forget. It is taught everywhere, from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing, and in the decades since its publication it has never failed to challenge our perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, and courage, longing, and fear.

  • Author: Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; (2010)
  • Format: Hardcover, 256 pages, 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches. Also available in paperback.

Tim O'Brien is a renowned American writer, famous for writing novels on Vietnam War. His chief works include The Things They Carried and Going After Cacciato. O'Brien was born in Austin, MN and grew up in Worthington.

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