A sequence of stories about the Vietnam War, this book also has the unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme. It aims to summarize America's involvement in Vietnam, and her coming to terms with that experience in the years that followed.A sequence of stories about the Vietnam War, this book also has the unity of a novel, with recurring characters and interwoven strands of plot and theme. It aims to summarize America's involvement in Vietnam, and her coming to terms with that experience in the years that followed.Read Less
Clean and unmarked pages. VERY GOOD CONDITION! INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Some stains on a couple of pages. Some light creases on a few pages at the front and crease on the rear cover. Ships immediately!
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. McClelland & Stewart, 1990, First Canadian Edition, 273pp. National Book Award winner Tim O'Brian tells about weapons and good-luck charms carried by U.S. soldiers in Vietnam here represent survival, lost innocence and the war's interminable legacy. Name inside. Very clean from cover to cover. No markings on the text. Binding is tight. Cover has minor shelf wear. Get it fast! Same or next Postal business day shipping. All orders securely packaged. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITED SHIPPING is available for this item. Same or next Postal business day shipping. All orders securely packaged. Domestic orders include USPS Tracking.
Fine in Fine jacket. First Edition, 273 Pages, First Edition Stated. The Dust Jacket Is Not Clipped. The Dust Jacket Is Slightly Creased At The Outer. First American Edition. Large Heavy Books May Need More Payment For Overseas Delivery.
Octavo, 273 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket. Very good/ Very good. Signed by author on the Half-Title page. Tight binding. text and pages are clean and unmarked. Light shelf wear to boards. Dust jacket is NOT price-clipped and shows light shelf wear, but still in a very good condition and is wrapped in a protective brodart for added protection. Shelve with Hardcover Fiction. Dupont.
I've known O'Brien's work for years, and used it in English courses. I ordered this copy for a friend who served with the Maine Corps at Khe Sanh.
Apr 4, 2014
Excellent war tale
Many times while reading this book, I had to check to make sure this was not non-fiction. It was written so well and so believably. Having grown up during this period it made me understand the other side of the war and the veterans that came back. I didn't think I would like a book of this genre but it was quite fascinating.
Jun 20, 2013
Very well written book that many should read to better understand the Vietnam war, because we sure didn't get the support then that all vets seem to get these days.
Jan 17, 2013
War seen from a different viewpoint
The book is an interesting perspective on the emotions at play in soldiering.The writer leads us to understand people through their possessions rather than their actions. This device more than compensates for a somewhat thin story line.
Jul 21, 2011
A good book
It came in good time and condition. I am not reading this book, it is for my grandson for a school assignment.
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