Nicosia, Gerald.

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Home to War: A History of the Vietnam Veterans Movement has been referred to as the definitive work on Vietnam veterans' recovery, healing, and readjustment, 1960s to the present. Written by Gerald Nicosia and published in 2001, the book contains interviews and details gathered through 20 years of Nicosia's work with Vietnam veterans, studying and documenting them as well as aiding in their recovery from the Vietnam War. The Los Angeles Times bestowed it the honor of one of the best books of 2001, and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association nominated it for the best nonfiction of 2001.

Gerald Nicosia (1949-), born in Illinois, received his B.A. (1971) and M.A. (1973) in English and American Literature, with Highest Distinction in English, from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is renowned for his biography of Jack Kerouac, Memory Babe (1983). He also edited and published Jan Kerouac: A Life in Memory (2009), about Jack Kerouac⁰́₉s daughter, the novelist and poet. Nicosia has worked as a freelance journalist, interviewer, and literary critic. Additionally, he has been a professor of creative writing and journalism, a scriptwriter and narrator for public television, and a poet and fiction author.

From the description of Home to War/Vietnam Veterans Archive, 1960s-2000s (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 777662161

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creatorOf Nicosia, Gerald. Home to War/Vietnam Veterans Archive, 1960s-2000s University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Hanuman books. Hanuman books records, 1978-1996, (bulk 1986-1994). University of Michigan
referencedIn Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Videos, 1982-2000. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Nicosia, Gerald. Mystery Island love potion portfolio, 2003-2004. University of California, Davis, Shields Library
creatorOf Nicosia, Gerald. The Kerouac legacy [sound recording] : an interview with Gerald Nicosia. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Kerouac, Edie Parker, 1923-1992. Edie Parker and Henri Cru papers, 1883-2004. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Krim, Seymour, 1922-. Papers of Seymour Krim, 1953-1990. University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith Barry, Jan, 1943-. person
associatedWith Bourgeois, Roy person
associatedWith Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Ehrhart, W. D. (William Daniel), 1948-. person
associatedWith Felver, Christopher, 1946- person
associatedWith Haley, Sarah person
associatedWith Hanuman books. corporateBody
associatedWith Heinemann, Larry person
associatedWith Kerouac, Edie Parker, 1923-1992. person
associatedWith Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 person
associatedWith Kerry, John, 1943-. person
associatedWith Kovic, Ron person
associatedWith Krim, Seymour, 1922- person
associatedWith Los Angeles Times Syndicate corporateBody
associatedWith Muller, Bob person
associatedWith Shatan, Chaim person
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation corporateBody
associatedWith Vietnam Veterans Against the War corporateBody
associatedWith Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Webb, James person
associatedWith Westaway, Jennifer. person
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Veterans Affairs


Birth 1949




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