THE THINGS THEY CARRIED was named by The New York Times to their Book of the Century list. Many critics consider this the best book ever written on the Vietnam War. It is about more than war; it is about the human heart, emotional baggage, loyalty, love, death and life. It is a marvel of storytelling.
THIS COPY (pictured below) was signed on the title page by Tim O'Brien at his home. A label on the jacket reads, "Featured on Ken Burns Vietnam War on PBS". It is a new, unread hardback opened only for signing. Originally published in March of 1990 by Houghton Mifflin.
TIM O'BRIEN (shown below on our Wall of Fame) won the National Book Award and is considered along with Robert Olen Butler as America's two leading writers of the Vietnam War. He has won a boatload of awards in his craft both in this country and abroad. He served in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. Thank you Tim O'Brien for your service and thank you for signing our books.