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The healer's war

Author: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A former military nurse in Vietnam, Scarborough here presents a mostly realistic novel of Army nurse Kathleen McCulley's coming of age. Her tour of duty at China Beach puts the young woman from Kansas through the usual mixture of empathy for the Vietnamese and anger at the indifference or outright racism of army personnel. The unanticipated twist is a hallucinatory journey through the jungle with a one-legged  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
War stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann.
Healer's war.
New York : Doubleday, 1988
(OCoLC)610214735
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
ISBN: 0385248288 9780385248280
OCLC Number: 18105499
Notes: "A Foundation book."
Description: 303 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

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A former military nurse in Vietnam, Scarborough here presents a mostly realistic novel of Army nurse Kathleen McCulley's coming of age. Her tour of duty at China Beach puts the young woman from Kansas through the usual mixture of empathy for the Vietnamese and anger at the indifference or outright racism of army personnel. The unanticipated twist is a hallucinatory journey through the jungle with a one-legged Vietnamese boy, a battle-seasoned but crazy soldier and a magic amulet given her by a dying holy man.

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