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Reston’s chronicle of the Vietnam War Memorial is a service to history blurred by the author’s pontifications about the war itself, in which he served. His ire contrasts starkly with Maya Lin’s contemplative contribution to the National Mall.

Read by Jeff Cummings, with recording produced by Brilliance Audio


Ryan Paul Winn is a columnist and media critic who’s rarely without an audiobook or his earbuds. When not writing or teaching in the Liberal Studies department at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin, he can be found researching overlooked history in local and national archives.