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Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam by Charley Trujillo

Cover of Soldados: Chicanos in VIet NamSoldados is a collection of 19 narratives by veterans from Trujillo's hometown of Corcoran, California. Unlike many books of war, Soldados not only covers the heroism and terror of war, but the underside of war: soldier strikes, assassination of officers, and, as Josť Montoya explains so well in his poem El Louie, "Heroism and The Stockade." Veterans and non-veterans alike will be moved by the honest and poignant accounts of what it was like to be young and Chicano in Viet Nam.

Soldados is the recipient of the 1991 American Book Award.

Soft Cover, 186 pages, ISBN 1-9624536-0-9, Price $14.95

Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam the Documentary
by Charley Trujillo and Sonya Rhee

Cover of Las hijas de Juan: Daughters BetrayedSoldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam, the documentary is based upon the award winning book of the same name. It explores the experiences of five Chicano soldiers in the Vietnam War. Transported from the cotton fields of Corcoran, California to the rice paddies of Viet Nam, veterans faced the most dangerous situation of their lives. For most of them, it was their first trip outside of their hometown and the first time without their families. Soldados tells the tale of this journey: of young men leaving their families to experience the most horrifying aspects of war to their return home with the equally horrifying realization of how profoundly different the journey has made them. Soldados contains interviews with the principals as well as parents, wives, brothers, sisters, and children.

Soldados can serve as an important educational tool. Nationally, 38 colleges and universities have used Soldados as a textbook. The book has also been successful in the popular literature market.

DVD, 28 minutes, color, ISBN 0-935047-47-6, Price $15.95 (Institution $174.95)
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Soldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam (Soundtrack)

Cover of Las hijas de Juan: Daughters BetrayedSoldados: Chicanos in Viet Nam soundtrack. This collection of original music was created especially for the documentary of the same name. The music varies from a traditional Norteno Corrido to Rhythm and Blues, Vietnamese folk music, and a folk ballad. Jerry Sauceda wrote and arranged the music.

The Soldados documentary first premiered on a national broadcast on PBS as part of the acclaimed POV documentary series directed and produced by Sonya Rhee and Charley Trujillo.

CD, Soundtrack, Price $10.00
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Dogs From Illusion by Charley Trujillo

Cover of Dogs From IllusionDogs From Illusion is the raw and savage first novel by Charley Trujillo. Dogs traces the nightmare trek of three Chicano soldiers in Viet Nam with a humor and gritty realism found in no other Vietnamese war story. It contains Trujillo's personal mixture of "English and Spanish". Not since Mariano Azuela's Los De Abajo has the Mexican/Chicano war experience been so vividly recounted.

Soft Cover, 199 pages, ISBN 1-8918236-0-X, Price $11.95

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