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Death Zones & Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting by Beverly Deepe Keever

The Meaning of Names In 1961, equipped with a master's degree from famed Columbia Journalism School and letters of introduction to Associated Press bureau chiefs in Asia, twenty-six-year-old Beverly Deepe set off on a trip around the world. Allotting just two weeks to South Vietnam, she was still there seven years later, having then earned the distinction of being the longest-serving American correspondent covering the Vietnam War and garnering a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

Libraries across Nebraska will join the Nebraska Center for the Book and other literary and cultural organizations in planning book discussions, activities, and events that will encourage Nebraskans to read and discuss this book.

One Book One Nebraska 2015 is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Humanities Nebraska, and Nebraska Library Commission.

2015 One Book One Nebraska Announced

Nebraskans have new required reading material. The 2015 One Book One Nebraska selection is Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting (University of Nebraska Press, May 2013) by Beverly Deepe Keever, who was born and raised in Hebron, Neb. Read more...

Finalists for 2015 One Book One Nebraska Announced

Four nonfiction books and three novels—all stories with ties to Nebraska and the Great Plains—are the finalists for the 2015 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading program. The finalists are:

The One Book One Nebraska reading program, now in its eleventh year, is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book, Humanities Nebraska, and Nebraska Library Commission. It encourages Nebraskans across the state to read and discuss the same book, chosen from books written by Nebraska authors or that have a Nebraska theme or setting. A committee of the Nebraska Center for the Book selected the seven finalists from a list of twenty-five titles nominated by twenty-nine Nebraskans.

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