Titolo: Run Between the Raindrops
Casa editrice: Berkley
Data di pubblicazione: 1989
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9780425114759-3
Riassunto: The blood-drenched Navy Corpsman had it right as he labored to keep yet another Marine alive on the mean street of Hue City: ?Getting out of Hue alive is like trying to run between raindrops without getting wet.? Nearly half a century has passed since Marine veteran Dale Dye fought in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive. That brutal experience prompted him to write a searing, critically acclaimed novel about the surreal experiences of the battle to wrest control of Vietnam?s ancient Imperial capital from regiments of fanatical North Vietnamese Army soldiers. Now he?s taken a long second look at that fight and revised his original work into an even more powerful narrative of one of the Vietnam War?s most brutal battles. The story is told through the eyes of a veteran Marine Corps Combat Correspondent with the observational skills and off-beat attitude to relate what he sees from the close-quarter, house-to-house meat-grinder of the southside to the epic assault on the enemy-infested walls of the city?s medieval Citadel in a voice that reflects the Code of the Grunt: Just do it?or die trying. There it is. ??powerful novel about Marine grunts in ?Nam?.nitty-gritty feel for life?and death?at the foxhole level?? ?Salute ?Run Between the Raindrops will live on as one man?s epitaph to a generation because it captures so well the pathos, the very personal struggles and conflicts that characterized the lives of thousands of people who left The World to fight a war?? ?Soldier of Fortune
L'autore: DALE DYE IS a Marine officer who rose through the ranks to retire as a Captain after 21 years of service in war and peace. He is a distinguished graduate of Missouri Military Academy who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly after graduation. Sent to war in Southeast Asia, he served in Vietnam in 1965 and 1967 through 1970 surviving 31 major combat operations. Appointed a Warrant Officer in 1976, he later converted his commission and was a Captain when he deployed to Beirut, Lebanon with the Multinational Force in 1982-83. He served in a variety of assignments around the world and along the way attained a degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland. Following retirement from active duty in 1984, he spent time in Central America, reporting and training troops for guerrilla warfare in El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica. Upset with Hollywood?s treatment of the American military, he went to Hollywood and established Warriors Inc., the preeminent military training and advisory service to the entertainment industry. He has worked on more than 50 movies and TV shows including several Academy Award and Emmy winning productions. He is a novelist, actor, director and show business innovator, who wanders between Los Angeles and Lockhart, Texas.
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