Book Report on
The Things They Carried
Tim O'Brien was born in the town of Austin, Minnesota, and moved to Worthington at the age of 10. He went to Macalester College and participated in the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1970 as an infantry soldier. After the war, he completed graduation from Harvard University and worked as a reporter with The Washington Post for a short duration. He launched his literary career in 1973 with the publication of If I Die in a Combat Zone which established him as a leading writer on Vietnam issues.
In the book “The Things They Carried, ...