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Lullabies for lieutenants : memoir of a Marine forward observer in Vietnam, 1965-1966

Author: Franklin Cox
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This memoir recounts the experiences of a Marine Corps officer. Each chapter describes a specific event, a story of emotion, or a remarkable person. The reader lives the experience alongside the author's memory, gaining a sense of the pulse-pounding contact, surrealism, pathos, humor, and beauty that defined one of the low points of the American experience"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Franklin Cox
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin Cox
ISBN: 9780786447190 0786447192
OCLC Number: 475664248
Description: x, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Forward observer. We never promised you a rose garden --
Landing at Red Beach --
Forward observer --
Ambush --
Hearts and minds --
Night vertical assault --
Her majesty --
Surrounded --
A captain of Marines --
Anger --
The lieutenants --
pt. 2. Heroes and goats. A culture like no other --
Okinawa --
Second Battalion, Ninth Marines Headquarters --
Cam Ne burning --
The loser --
Disaster --
Gooks --
Meltdown --
The disappearance of First Lieutenant James T. Egan, Jr. --
Twenty minutes of terror : night sapper attack --
Random chaos --
pt. 3. Hopes and dreams. Her --
Short timer --
Irony --
Residuals : denial, anger, and risk-taking --
Mao, Ho, and United States policy.
Responsibility: Franklin Cox.

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Mirroring the chaotic nature of the American experience at war in Vietnam, this memoir recounts the experiences of a young Marine Corps officer in a series of unrelated short pieces. It describes  Read more...

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"powerful...recommended...incredible...required reading"--<i>Military Writers Society of America</i>; "a fine job...evocative addition...a compelling read"--<i>Vietnam Magazine Read more...

 
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