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Riassunto: The realities of a futile campaign are portrayed in this novel of the Vietnam War. The action ranges from the White House to the jungle, from the American Embassy in Saigon to the front lines. Michael Peterson has also written "The Immortal Dragon." If you're looking for a Vietnam War novel, but you don't want to wade in too deep, this is perfect lightweight fare. Think of it as a cross between Tom Clancy and Graham Greene (see Orrin's review of The Quiet American)with the civil servant as superhero trying to navigate a moral cesspool. Bradley Lawrence Marshall is the blue blood, war hero, diplomat who is sent to Vietnam as the personal emissary of President Johnson, to find a way out. In country, he meets with real figures like General Westmoreland, who tries to convince him everything is copacetic. But he also meets folks like: his driver, Corporal Mead, a decent though violent American lad of ambiguous sexuality, who is sick of the war; Lacouture, a flamboyant, Guy Burgess-like, Frenchman who sells information to all sides and loves Mead; and the insidious CIA station chief, Wilson Abbot Lord, who lives to fight the Communists and, fearing that Marshall will end the war, plots to kill him. And it's all set against the backdrop of the Tet Offensive. The whole premise, of Johnson and a bureaucrat secretly planning an exit strategy, doesn't withstand much scrutiny and the stereotypes and clichs run rampant. But taken on its own terms, as a sort of politico-military potboiler with only mild pretensions of addressing issues in any serious way, it succeeds pretty well. It's certainly a more diverting read than many of the more critically acclaimed novels of the war.
From Library Journal:
"Despite a decidedly slick texture, the book succeeds on the basis of pure story, meticulous plot, and the sincere, conscientious rendition of honorable intent in both the war's supporters and detractors," said LJ's reviewer at this book's debut (LJ 1/90). This Vietnam War story draws on Peterson's own experiences as a marine. Order Stealth titles online at www.stealthpress.com.
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Titolo: A Time of War
Casa editrice: Pocket
Data di pubblicazione: 1991
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Pocket, U.S.A., 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria PB3952
Descrizione libro Pocket, 1991. Condizione libro: Very Good. Reprint. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96659947
Descrizione libro Pocket. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0671701266I5N00
Descrizione libro Pocket, NEW YORK, NY, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. First Thus. 0671701266 COVER HAS CREASING WITH EDGE AND SHELF WEAR AND A TAPED CUT. INITIALS AND CUT ON FIRST PAGE. THE REST OF THE PAGES HAVE LIGHT WEAR. ACTION/ADVENTURE. 4.25'' X 7''. WE USE BUBBLE MAILERS. Codice libro della libreria Z0671701266Z4
Descrizione libro Pocket. Mass Market Paperback. 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 2721937839
Descrizione libro Pocket. Condizione libro: Good. . Codice libro della libreria M05C-02003
Descrizione libro Pocket. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0671701266 Ships promptly. Codice libro della libreria GHP3551CFAJ112316H0529A
Descrizione libro Pocket, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. no markings shelf wear spine good binding good crease on corner small tear on spine. Codice libro della libreria 1410160003
Descrizione libro Pocket, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0000204062
Descrizione libro Pocket Books, 1991., 1991. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Pocket Books paperback printing April 1991. (ISBN 0-671-70126-6). Mass market paperback. Near fine tight copy, unread, near fine shiny wrappers.Los Angeles Times" "Is far more than a thriller or a combat novel . Michael Peterson writes with authenticity and passion .his characters come brilliantly alive .powerful." — The New York Times Book Review. Once in a generation a novelist captures the essence of a time and a place. In this richly textured and astonished novel, Michael Peterson has written the classy story of Vietnam. It is 1967-68, the months before the Tet Offensive, Bradley Marshall, a seasoned diplomat and veteran, is sent to Vietnam to bring back critical information that will allow the President to overrule his military advisers — and pull American troops out of the conflict. As the actual battles rage around him. Marshall heads unwittingly into another, clandestine war — one that will draw a CIA zealot, a young Marine, a beautiful Vietnamese girl , a decadent French colonial and a host of other fascinating characters into its deadly vortex. From the bloodstained mud of a Marine outpost near Khe Sanh to the candle-lit ambiance of Saigon's last fine French restaurant, "A Time of War" sweeps towards its dramatic climax.bringing to vivid, compelling life the chaos, the complexities, the passion, savagery and haunting memories of a world called Vietnam. "Not since "The Naked and the Dead" has the American soldier been portrayed so powerfully." — Jack Higgins, author of ""The Eagle Has Landed." Novel. Codice libro della libreria etmeir2