Leaving the Alamo, Texas Stories After Vietnam by Dick Stanley
Approx. 50,310 words.
Published on April 12, 2010.
Three decades after the Vietnam war was lost, its aging combat veterans cope with the judgments of their stay-at-home peers and the fighting that still goes on in their heads. Here are sixteen stories of middle-aged Texans who are not in prison, panhandling or sleeping under bridges. They have learned to live with the dreams that stalk them at night and lurk in the background during the day.