Numerous people who experienced the Vietnam War firsthand share their stories in this oral history. Men and women, officers and draftees, prowar and antiwar veterans, all give personal accounts of the bloodshed they witnessed, and the horrifying circumstances they survived. Grunts recount losing their friends in combat; doctors remember the patients whose lives they desperately tried to save; soldiers try to understand how they could become willing participants in the slaughter of innocent civilians; and veterans, back in the US, discuss dealing with nightmares and a life far away from the constant presence of war.
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Mark Baker is the author of the best-selling Cops: Their Lives in Their Own Words, Sex Lives: A Sexual Self-Portrait of America, D. A.: Prosecutors in Their Own Words, and Bad Guys: America's Most Wanted in their Own Words.Review:
These skillfully edited interviews [form] a vivid collage. (Time)
Baker's text is studded by rootless 'I's' divorced from any condition except the shared experience of war.... The most convincing and horrifying book the war has produced. (Newsweek)
Nam easily stands with the best descriptive accounts of the war―Ron Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July, Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War, and Michael Herr's Dispatches. Baker presents the story as a smoothly flowing chronological narrative, filled with descriptions, which ring brutally true, of what went on in Vietnam. (The New York Times)
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Descrizione libro Berkley, 1986. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110425101444
Descrizione libro Berkley, 1990. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. reissue. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0425101444
Descrizione libro Berkley. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0425101444 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0213243