Novels of Vietnam rarely deal in depth with the combatants, their enemies, or how their wounds are treated. Soldiers of a Foreign War follows the lives of the men of two American infantry platoons, a three-man North Vietnamese Army combat cell, and the staff of a small surgical hospital. Along the way, McNair explores the characters’ backgrounds and cultures, training, motivations, and the challenges faced by each in detail. Drawing from his own experiences, he gives the full picture of what serving in Vietnam was like for those caught up in it. The wounds, their treatment, surgeries performed, and outcomes are dealt with to an extent which is unique in the Vietnam war genre. Read more...
Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am!
The Washington Rotary Club will host its first Art Show and Auction on Saturday, September 22nd from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Bryan Memorial Hall in Washington. The show will feature artists from the local area and student work from Shepaug, Rumsey Hall and the Gunnery. The auctioneer for the Art Auction will be Tom Farmen. There will also be a Silent Auction with items including paintings, gift certificates, and contributions from local businesses.
Tickets are $10.00 if purchased ahead of time or $15.00 at the door and each includes a glass of wine or a beer. Tickets are available from Rotary Club members and at The Hickory Stick Bookshop and Washington Supply.