Originally published in 1978, Webb's classic novel of the Vietnam War follows three soldiers from different worlds who are plunged into a white-hot murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin in 1969. In the heat and horror of battle, they took on new identities, took on each other, and were each ...Read MoreOriginally published in 1978, Webb's classic novel of the Vietnam War follows three soldiers from different worlds who are plunged into a white-hot murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin in 1969. In the heat and horror of battle, they took on new identities, took on each other, and were each reborn in the fields of fire.Read Less
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Original Book Club Edition. Very Good book with no writing, rips, tears or folds. Very Good DJ with minor edgewear to top of jacket at spine and tips, now brodart protected.
Near Fine in Very Good (in mylar) jacket. Hard Cover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Previous owner's blind-embossed seal on ffep. Else textblock and binding is bright and clean; Unclipped dust jacket, with some moderate wear and slight loss to extremities and character-soiled, in mylar. 344pp., including glossary.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. First edition, hardcover, small remainder stamp to bottom edge, light soiling to page edges, few tiny spots to top edge, light bumps to spine ends and top corners, oitherwise solid, a VG copy in like dustjacket which has a one inch closed tear to the top of the front panel at spine, a few tiny chips to the spine ends and to the base of the rear panel, a couple of small scuffs to the color on the spine lettering, and a few short closed tears to the edges.
Very Good in Good jacket. Jacket is age-toned, creased, edges are torn at the edges, boards have minor wear, binding sound, internally clean. Fields of Fire is James Webb's classic, searing novel of the Vietnam War, a novel of poetic power, razor-sharp observation, and agonizing human truths seen through the prism of nonstop combat. Weaving together a cast of vivid characters, Fields of Fire captures the journey of unformed men through a man-made hell-until each man finds his fate.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. First Edition/First Printing Brodart wrapped. Dustjacket has edgewear at top and spine chips along with light soil, now protected. Book is near fine with clean text block, appears unread. Sunning to top of boards under jacket.
Fine in Very Good jacket. Signed SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Webb in November 1978 to Bud (Riley) Toronto radio host and book reviewer. 2nd prt. Fine in green cloth in a Very Good p/c dust jacket, no chips, small closed tear, couple of edge nicks. Review slip affixed to front endpaper. Author's first novel based on his Viet Nam experiences. 344p. (p)
Very good book. Does a very good job of describing the trials and tribulations of Infantry soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Oct 22, 2009
James Webb was a superb soldier and therefore wrote a very insightful novel.
Apr 24, 2008
Fields of Fire
This book was recommended to me and it was compared to Band of Brothers. Although the book was good and was probably a very definitive book about the Viet Nam war, it does not compare in anyway to Band of Brothers. On a scale of 1 - 10, I would give it a six.
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