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Buddhism   Spirituality and Transformation   The Vietnam War   On Combat, War and Violence
             

Buddhism without Beliefs

by Stephen Batchelor

 

Turning the Wheel: Essays on Buddhism and Writing

by Charles Johnson

 

The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction

by Tim O'Brien

 

Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic

by James Gilligan

             

The Dhammapada

by Eknath Easwaran

 

The Cloud of Unknowing

by William Johnston, ed.

 

Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

by Jonathan Shay

 

On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

by Dave Grossman

             

How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America

by Rick Fields

 

The Gnostic Gospels

by Elaine Pagels

 

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

by Neil Sheehan

 

War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

by Chris Hedges

             
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