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Veteran's Day: A Viet Nam Memoir.

Kane, Rod.

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ISBN 10: 0517569051 / ISBN 13: 9780517569054
Edité par NY: Orion Books, 1990
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First edition, hardcover, of one of the best Viet Nam memoirs. The author's first and thus far only book. A fine copy, in close to fine dust jacket. This is lengthily inscribed and SIGNED BY ROD KANE on the dedication page, and dated by him in February 1990, which was shortly after publication: "Wash. D.C., 2/21/90. Ken, My respects to a teacher from one who hoped to teach by writing this book. Your intrest and support is encouraging to me. Sincerely, Rod Kane.". N° de réf. du libraire 0620

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Titre : Veteran's Day: A Viet Nam Memoir.

Éditeur : NY: Orion Books

Date d'édition : 1990

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Stated First Edition. A VG+ copy in a VG+ dust jacket. Former owner's blind stamp at the lower right corner of the front fly. Slight spine lean. The dust jacket has rubs to its spine tips and corners. Dust soiling to its rear panel.

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As an 18-year-old combat medic, Kane witnessed the horror of war up close. The narrative of his subsequent physical and psychological breakdown upon return to the States occupies the major portion of this troubling memoir. Kane has frequent flashbacks, recurring malaria, and outbreaks of chloracne from Agent Orange exposure. He drinks excessively to facilitate falling asleep and ease continual nightmares. Finally, after years of torment, he voluntarily enters a VA hospital and joins Alcoholics Anonymous, which starts a beneficial healing process culminating in the dedication of the Vietnam Memorial in 1982. The writing is rich and evocative, at times suggesting insanity, and the description of Kane's group therapy with other Vietnam combat veterans is especially well done. Camp had a similarly difficult assignment as commander of an infantry company of Marines, yet he never seems to lose control. His methodical, almost businesslike narrative reveals a first-rate officer, with exemplary leadership qualities who can inspire men to accomplish the impossible in combat. He's a typical hard-nosed Marine, a model husband, and an intelligent leader. This book could serve as a training manual for Marine officers, though the combat sequences, which include the siege of Khe Sanh, are described with such precision and simplicity that anyone can understand the tactics involved. These two memoirs make an obviously striking contrast. Why are some men wrecked by the trauma of combat, yet others endure and go on to productive lives? It's a haunting, unanswerable question vividly posed by these two excellent narratives. Both are highly recommended.
- Richard W. Grefrath, Univ. of Nevada Lib . , Reno
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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