Books Like The Pugilist at Rest by Thom Jones | Suggested Reading

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Jones's Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine: Stories (1999) is his third collection of stories. Like The Pugilist at Rest, the collection includes stories about damaged boxers and Vietnam veterans, desperately trying to keep their lives afloat, but also some very different voices, such as a high school vice-principal and a ninety-two-year-old woman.

In Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans' Movement (2002), Gerald Nicosia reports on interviews with six hundred Vietnam veterans who became active in the antiwar movement or worked as veterans' advocates. Nicosia, whose sympathies lie with the antiwar movement, focuses on the leaders of Vietnam Veterans Against the War. He also covers such topics as the Veterans Administration's record on Agent Orange (a toxic chemical defoliant used by U.S. forces in Vietnam that led to health problems for those exposed to it and contaminated...

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