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Vietnam War and The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien: Books

Resources compiled for Elena Cole's English 1A class reading of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.

Books in the LPC Library

The list of books on this page are just a sampling of what is available in the LPC Library. 

Use the Library Catalog to search for other titles in the LPC and Chabot College collections. 

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Sample Search Terms:

  • Vietnam
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Vietnam War
  • Vietnam War draft
  • Gulf of Tonkin
  • Geneva Accords
  • Vietcong
  • Tim O'Brien
  • The Things They Carried

Call Numbers

The LPC Library, like most academic libraries, uses the Library of Congress classification system (LC). 

The following general call numbers/areas of the library are suggested for Vietnam War related research:

BF-Psychology (PTSD will fall within this area)

DS-Asian History

E-U.S. History

G-Geography, Anthropology (country studies)

H-Social Sciences

J-Political Science


You might also see other call numbers depending on the subject area.  Ask a librarian for assistance.

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Chabot Library Catalog

  • Request books from Chabot for Tues/Thurs delivery

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  • Students with valid LPC IDs may check out books from CSUEB


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  • Plan weeks ahead for any interlibrary loan requests

Selected Book Titles

These are just a select titles from the Las Positas College Library. 

Use the library's catalog to locate additional titles. 

Books can be checked out using your LPC or Chabot student ID.


This is just a select list of titles.  More titles can be searched via the Library Catalog.

E-Books can be accessed from on or off-campus. See off-campus sign on instructions.

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