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Riassunto: Provides a poignant portrait of the small Kentucky town of Bardstown and the disproportionately large number of its young men who died in Vietnam. 15,000 first printing.
From Kirkus Reviews: Wilson (Retreat, Hell!, 1988) movingly relates a small event in the Vietnam War--a night attack by North Vietnamese soldiers on Fire Base Tomahawk, a hill held by American troops--and its large effects on an ordinary Kentucky town. In a folksy, conversational style, Wilson briefly sums up Bardstown's history, from its founding as a frontier town in 1780, through its 19th-century eminence as a center of the bourbon industry and of Catholic learning and piety (Bardstown was made a diocese in 1808, at the same time as Boston, Philadelphia, and New York), to its small-town present. Wilson depicts Vietnam War-era Bardstown as a neighborly place where residents didn't have to lock their doors, where everyone knew everyone else, and where love of God and of country were constants. Against this background, the author tells the story of the 105 Bardstown men who made up Battery C of the 138th Artillery of the Kentucky National Guard. These men, mostly in their 20s, were engaged in the unspectacular business of starting families and finding livelihoods when Clark Clifford announced a general call-up of the National Guard on April 11, 1968. Relying extensively on interviews with survivors and their wives, Wilson tells the tale of how the men endured basic training, the different ways in which they bore the sorrow of parting from their wives, and their disorienting arrival in Vietnam. Their assignment, along with regular Army soldiers, to the strategically meaningless Fire Base Tomahawk--a low hill surrounded by much higher ones--resulted, on the night of June 19, 1969, in a hellish attack by North Vietnamese guerilla fighters in which ten Bardstown Guardsmen were killed. Wilson tells of Bardstown's shock at the news of the dead and the permanent scars that marked the wives, friends, and children left behind. Absorbing and poignant. (Author tour) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titolo: The Sons of Bardstown: 25 Years of Vietnam ...
Casa editrice: Crown
Data di pubblicazione: 1994
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Crown Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0517577372I5N10
Descrizione libro Crown, 1994. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2786621805
Descrizione libro Crown. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2774742809
Descrizione libro Crown, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0001545039
Descrizione libro Crown, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0517577372
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97805175773704.0
Descrizione libro Crown, NY, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. The cloth around the bottom of spine and in the gutters toward bottom are light spotted. ; Illus. , jacket now in a clear protector; 198 pages. Codice libro della libreria 28906
Descrizione libro Crown, NY, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. 2 long top-to-bottom creases to front flap of dust jacket. ; Illus. , jacket (not price-clipped) now in a clear protector ; 198 pages. Codice libro della libreria 31285
Descrizione libro Crown, NY, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. Some spine lean, soiling to page-edges, a slight damp wrinkle to a few pages along the fore-edge. ; Illus. , signed by the author ; 198 pages; Signed by Author. Codice libro della libreria 31169
Descrizione libro Crown, NY, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Second Printing. 198 pp., illus., inscribed and signed by the author, inscribed "my very best wishes to Betty Lou, Sincerely Jim Wilson 11-19-94". No remainder mark, dust jacket not price clipped, jacket now in a clear mylar protector; Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 023655