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O'Brien, Tim 1946-

Works: 198 works in 782 publications in 18 languages and 41,787 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  War stories  Short stories  Juvenile works  Creative nonfiction  History  Radio programs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PS3565.B75, 813.54
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The things they carried : a work of fiction by Tim O'Brien( Book )

96 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 6,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness
In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien( Book )

62 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wade, a senatorial candidate, is accused of participating in a massacre during the Vietnam War. Hounded by the press, he flees with his wife to a cottage and his wife disappears. Did she desert him, or did he kill her? By the author of Going After Cacciato
Going after Cacciato : a novel by Tim O'Brien( Book )

106 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all
July, July by Tim O'Brien( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old friends share memories of the past, current regrets, and future plans as they gather on a July weekend for the thirtieth reunion of Darton Hall College's class of 1969
Tomcat in love by Tim O'Brien( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even as he plots revenge on his wife for abandoning him for another man Thomas Chippering, a professor of linguistics cannot free himself of his obsession with women. He makes a pass at a student who blackmails him into giving her good marks. A look at a womanizer
The things they carried by Tim O'Brien( Recording )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This depicts the men of Alpha Company. They battle the enemy (or maybe more the idea of the enemy), and occasionally each other. In their relationships we see their isolation and loneliness, their rage and fear. They miss their families, their girlfriends and buddies; they miss the lives they left back home. Yet they find sympathy and kindness for strangers (the old man who leads them unscathed through the mine field, the girl who grieves while she dances), and love for each other, because in Vietnam they are the only family they have
The nuclear age by Tim O'Brien( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of forty-nine, William Cowling decides to dig a gigantic hole in his backyard in order to protect himself and his family from "the very real threat of nuclear annihilation that everyone evades and denies."--Cover
Northern lights by Tim O'Brien( Book )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Arrowhead country of Minnesota, Paul and Harvey Perry act out the dreams of their dead father. Their rivalry spins out of control and ends in a final test of endurance and survival
Othello : a novel by Julius Lester( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prose retelling of Shakespeare's play in which a jealous general is duped into thinking that his wife has been unfaithful, with tragic consequences
The Pen/O. Henry Prize stories( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring stories selected from thousands published in literary magazines, "The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009" is studded with great writers such as Junot Diaz, Nadine Gordimer, Ha Jin, and Paul Theroux, as well as new voices
If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home by Tim O'Brien( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and French and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before writing his award-winning Going After CacciatoIf I Die in a Combat Zone From the Trade Paperback edition
On war : the best military histories( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected here for the first time are key works by this century's leading military historians, all recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The Pritzker Literature Award honors writers whose work adds to the public's understanding of military history and the role played by the military in civil society. In the tradition of historians dating back to ancient times, these authors and scholars demonstrate the numerous ways to write about military history. The surreal fiction of Tim O'Brien's Vietnam is just pages from an in-depth look at General George S. Patton by today's leading biographer, Carlo D'Este. Max Hastings and Rick Atkinson use their backgrounds to add a journalistic touch to modern studies of World War I and World War II, respectively. Gerhard Weinberg examines global leaders during World War II as Allan Millett discusses the developing technology that allowed them to further their causes. And James McPherson, the preeminent living Civil War scholar examines crisis in America with accessible and articulate literary skill
Going after Cacciato by Tim O'Brien( Recording )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Cacciato has deserted Vietnam in 1968 and his squad is ordered to bring him back
Wartime lives by Robert Olen Butler( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected war time short stories read aloud by an assortment of distinguished actors
The things they carried ; In the lake of the woods : 2 works by Tim O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien( Recording )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When long-hidden secrets about his past come to light, John Wade - a Vietnam veteran and recent candidate for the U.S. Senate - retreats with his wife, Kathy, to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, Kathy mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness. As a search is begun, several explanations, all of them disturbing, rise to the surface in this unforgettable story about the vagaries of memory, love, and deception"--Container
July, July by Tim O'Brien( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the heart-rending and often hilarious story of a group of men and women who came into adulthood at a moment when American ideals and innocence began to fade
Fall into me( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A school bus driver nursing a broken heart meets a beautiful hospital volunteer. When an unexpected chain of events convinces her that he has a rare disease, he sees this as the only opportunity to get to know her and encourages the misconception
Speaking of courage by Tim O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If I die in a combat zone : box me up and ship me home by Tim O'Brien( Recording )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the dislocation a young American feels when he is yanked from a sheltered midwestern home and thrown into war-time Vietnam
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In the Lake of the Woods
Alternative Names
O'Brien, Tim

O'Brien, Timothy 1946-

O'Brien, William Timothy 1946-

O'Brien, William Timothy 1946- Jr

O'Brien, William Timothy Jr. 1946-

Tim O’Brien US-amerikanischer Autor

Tim O'Brien Amerikaans schrijver

Tim O'Brien écrivain américain

Tim O'Brien pisarz amerykański

Tim O'Brien scrittore statunitense

О'Брайен, Тим

טים אובראיין

تیم اوبرایان نویسنده آمریکایی

टिम ओब्रायन

오브라이언, 팀 1946-

オブライエン, ティム

オブライエン, ティム 1946-



In the Lake of the WoodsGoing after Cacciato : a novelJuly, JulyTomcat in loveThe things they carriedThe nuclear ageNorthern lightsOthello : a novel