Hailed as one of the finest books to emerge from the Vietnam War, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a fascinating insight into the lives of the soldiers caught in the conflict. First published in 1973, this intensely personal novel about one foot soldier's tour of duty in Vietnam established Tim O'Brien's reputation as the outstanding chronicler of the ...
Hailed as one of the finest books to emerge from the Vietnam War, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a fascinating insight into the lives of the soldiers caught in the conflict. First published in 1973, this intensely personal novel about one foot soldier's tour of duty in Vietnam established Tim O'Brien's reputation as the outstanding chronicler of the Vietnam experience for a generation of Americans. From basic training to the front line and back again, he takes the reader on an unforgettable journey - walking the minefields of My Lai, fighting the heat and the snipers in an alien land, crawling into the ghostly tunnels - as he explores the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war no one believes in.
Near Fine in Fine jacket. Book First UK Edition, First Printing. This is a true first edition, first printing (first impression) in a fine unclipped dustjacket. Very slight spotting to the fore edge of the text block otherwise fine unread with no marks, signatures or inscriptions. The author's first novel.
Very Good. First British Edition, First Printing. Near Fine condition, in dust jacket with price intact. Sunning to cloth. The dust jacket shows light touches of wear, with fading to the red print on the spine.
[0-7145-1006-8] 1973, 1st UK Edition. () Very good in fine dust jacket. 4p.l., 199pp. Small Ocatvo (approximately 8" tall) in original brown cloth with gilt lettered spine and dust jacket. Booksellers stamp on recto of rear free endpaper. First edition of the author's first book of his experiences in Vietnam, vividly portraying the conflict's worst aspects. O'Brien served in Vietnam, untilwounded and honourably discharged in 1970. O'Brien then joined the ranks of the Washington Post, for which he produced many of the pieces collected in this volume.
Second printing. Near fine with slight bump to lower front corner and faint sunning to board edges. In near fine, faintly toned, price clipped dust jacket in mylar cover. Briefly inscribed by the author on the half-title and with PSA-DNA certificate of authenticity. First issue jacket with "0373" code on the rear flap.
Contemporary (1973) previous ownership inscription on dark front free endpaper, board edges mildly sunned, otherwise near fine in original cloth-backed green boards, and lightly worn but overall about fine pictorial dust jacket. Original price of $5.95... Octavo. 14.5 x 21 cm. 199 pp. Inscribed by O'Brien with "Peace, always" on the title page. Author's first book.
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