RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 320473 LA English T1 First blood; a novel. A1 Morrell, David,, PB M. Evans; distributed in association with Lippincott, Philadelphia PP New York YR 1972 AB First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend, as John Rambo sprang from the pages of FIRST BLOOD to take his place in the American cultural landscape. This remarkable novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small-town cop who doesn't know whom he's dealing with -- or how far Rambo will take him into a life-and-death struggle through the woods, hills, and caves of rural Kentucky. This book was made into the classic movie staring Sylvester Stalone. The lead character's name has become a synonym for the tetesterone-driven macho man.