Let's build some context about the backdrop of our next novel, The Things They Carried by a masterful writer and storyteller, Tim O'Brien.
While you could read and appreciate this text without the historical context, it will punch harder by learner the severity and social context of the Vietnam War.
That's what this work is about: learn what you can about Vietnam -- why we were there, why it was controversial, and what America was like.
Your task: Research the Vietnam War to build background knowledge and context.
1. Research the Vietnam War. Consider timeline of events, impact of war in America, the draft, controversy surrounding war, political consequences, lasting effects of war, and so on.
2. Provide 3 interesting and meaningful facts about this event by commenting on this blog post. Take care to use a reliable source and cite it in your comment. No Wikipedia and no "answers" sights.
**The catch? No repeats! Let's gather up as much information as we can to help create the backdrop for this truly inventive and moving novel.