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Dead on a High Hill : Essays on War, Literature and Living, 2002-2012

By: Ehrhart, W D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012Description: 1 online resource (205 p.).ISBN: 9780786492534.Subject(s): Ehrhart, W. D. (William Daniel), 1948- | Poets, American -- 21st century -- Biography | United States -- Civilization -- 21st century | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- BiographyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dead on a High Hill : Essays on War, Literature and Living, 2002-2012DDC classification: 811.54 | 811/.54 LOC classification: PS3555.H67 Z46 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; The Essays; The World Is Watching; "Batter My Heart with the Liquor Store: or, Teaching Poetry to Teenagers"; Hell's Music; The Power to Declare; James Magner, Jr., William Meredith and Reg Saner; What's the Point of Poetry?; Kaleidoscope; Carrying the Ghost of Ray Catina; Good Fences Make Good Neighbors; What the Fuss Is All About; "I Have to Go Now. Bye!"; Concerning Memorial Day; "Knock Their Jocks Off, Boys!"; The Value of Your Name; Words for John Balaban; Good Wars, Bad Wars, Forgotten Wars and Poetry; "They Want Enough Rice"; Samuel Exler
One, Two, Many Vietnams?The Origins of Passion; The Pity of War Poetry; "That Damned Bad"; Con Thien and Dancin' Jack; Dead on a High Hill; Ken and Bill's Excellent Adventure; Military History of W. D. Ehrhart; About the Author; Index
Summary: A new collection of Bill Ehrhart''s essays--25 of them, written between 2002 and 2012 on subjects ranging from the Vietnam War failures of American policy-makers to life in 21st century Vietnam; the trenches of the Western Front, the mountains of Korea, the sands of Iraq; from the value of one''s name to the cowardice of Congress; mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the journalist Gloria Emerson, teaching poetry to teenagers; on the famous (Wilfred Owen) and the obscure (Robert James Elliott)… These essays explore the fallacies of history, the madness of war, the craft of poetry, the profession of teaching, and the art of living.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; The Essays; The World Is Watching; "Batter My Heart with the Liquor Store: or, Teaching Poetry to Teenagers"; Hell's Music; The Power to Declare; James Magner, Jr., William Meredith and Reg Saner; What's the Point of Poetry?; Kaleidoscope; Carrying the Ghost of Ray Catina; Good Fences Make Good Neighbors; What the Fuss Is All About; "I Have to Go Now. Bye!"; Concerning Memorial Day; "Knock Their Jocks Off, Boys!"; The Value of Your Name; Words for John Balaban; Good Wars, Bad Wars, Forgotten Wars and Poetry; "They Want Enough Rice"; Samuel Exler

One, Two, Many Vietnams?The Origins of Passion; The Pity of War Poetry; "That Damned Bad"; Con Thien and Dancin' Jack; Dead on a High Hill; Ken and Bill's Excellent Adventure; Military History of W. D. Ehrhart; About the Author; Index

A new collection of Bill Ehrhart''s essays--25 of them, written between 2002 and 2012 on subjects ranging from the Vietnam War failures of American policy-makers to life in 21st century Vietnam; the trenches of the Western Front, the mountains of Korea, the sands of Iraq; from the value of one''s name to the cowardice of Congress; mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the journalist Gloria Emerson, teaching poetry to teenagers; on the famous (Wilfred Owen) and the obscure (Robert James Elliott)… These essays explore the fallacies of history, the madness of war, the craft of poetry, the profession of teaching, and the art of living.

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Memoirist, poet and editor and former Marine W.D. Ehrhart teaches English and history at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The author of 20 books, his prose and poetry have appeared in hundreds of publications including the Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Utne Reader, Reader's Digest, American Poetry Review and the Virginia Quarterly Review .

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