FATHER & SON, GOD & COUNTRY

An Interview with James Carroll

Joseph and James Carroll were casualties of the Vietnam War—a father and a son who, like many of their respective generations, were torn apart by the battles that raged at home, forever divided in their clash of loyalties. In his haunting memoir, An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War that Came between Us (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin, $12, 280 pp.), James...

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John D. Spalding’s writing has appeared in the Christian Century and other magazines.