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ISBN: 1571974067Издательство: Pentland Press (NC)
Год издания: 2004
Book DescriptionIt has been said, "Vietnam is a country; not a war," but to the service men and women who served between the years of 1955 to 1973, Vietnam has become more than a country; the name represents images of social and political unrest, of death and destruction. Not only were the armed forces facing the unknown as they were shipped overseas, but those left behind in America were facing fears of potential loss through the ever-departing population of service men and women. Yet the people who waited for their loved ones to return from Vietnam held the very rays of hope that would guide their soldiers home. Such a story is explored in Paul Raisig?s new memoir, "Letters from a Distant War: Vietnam from a Soldier?s Perspective." Meticulously detailed and eloquently written, Raisig has incorporated the letters written to his wife during his two combat tours of duty during the Vietnam War while narrating the mundane - and not so mundane - duties of a commander...