First published in 1973, this intensely personal account of 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.
With simplicity and power he describes the remarkable events that would later inspire his award-winning novels. 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.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 07 / 1995
- 129 x 198 x 13mm