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Perhaps the best book 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 ...Show synopsisPerhaps the best book 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.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. book:...Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. book: front board a little loose, crimp to top of spine edge, minor bump to bottom corner of boards, less than pinhead size beige speck on top edge near fore-edge. very mild pinkish toning to spine & mild pink toning along & to top edge of boards. dj: faint to mild toning along front flap edges, very mild vertical crease running down front & rear flap, very faint toning along top edge of rear panel & flap, tiny wrinkle to top edge of spine, tiny scuff & wrinkle to bottom edge of rear flap fold. a very adequate reading or collectible copy that is unread in mylar protection. Inscribed by author on title page "Dear Reader, I roused Reno out for the final watch. Tim O'Brien."
Description:Very Good. London: Calder Boyars, 1973. First British Edition,...Very Good. London: Calder Boyars, 1973. First British Edition, First Printing, in the original dust jacket with the price intact. In Near Fine condition, in a Near Fine dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Cloth is crisp and clean, though shows sunning. The dust jacket shows light touches of wear, with sunning to the red letters printed on the spine.
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Description:Near Fine in Fine jacket. Book First UK Edition, First Printing....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.
Description:Fine in fine jacket. Signed by the author on the title page....Fine in fine jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. Bound in publisher's original green cloth with the spine stamped in gilt. Dust jacket.
Description:[0-7145-1006-8] 1973, 1st UK Edition. () Very good in fine dust...[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.
Description:First English edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by the...First English edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author. O'Brien's very scarce first book, a classic of the Vietnam War. A beautiful copy. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.
Description:Second printing. Near fine with slight bump to lower front...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.
Description:Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust...Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a near fine dust jacket. Stated first printing on copyright page. Boards slightly splayed. Light sunning to the top edges of the boards. Light crease to the front flap and some toning to the jacket. A quite lovely copy of Tim O'Brien's first book, a memoir of the Vietnam War that ranks as a classic of war writing.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Delacorte, 1973. Hardcover....Very good in very good dust jacket. Delacorte, 1973. Hardcover. Very good (slightly cocked) in a very good dust jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition (first printing). First printing stated on the copyright page. Original price of $5.95 still on front flap of the dust jacket. Original owner's embossed stamp on title page. The first book by the author of GOING AFTER CACCIATO and THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, a definitive memoir of the Vietnam "grunt" experience. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
Description:First Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Only a...First Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Only a touch of the usual fading to the boards and endpapers, small splash to the top page edges near the crown, else book is crisp and bright. Jacket is almost imperceptibly toned at the edges, with a tiny nick at the crown. An attractive copy of O'Brien's important first novel.
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