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If I die in a combat zone : box me up and ship me home

Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell Pub., 1987, ©1973.
Series: Laurel edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong. Beautifully written and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Tim O'Brien; Tim O'Brien
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim O'Brien
ISBN: 0440343119 9780440343110
OCLC Number: 16505394
Description: 205 pages ; 17 cm.
Contents: Days --
Pro patria --
Beginning --
Nights --
Under the mountain --
Escape --
Arrival --
Alpha Company --
Ambush --
The man at the well --
Assault --
Mori --
My Lai in May --
Step lightly --
Centurion --
Wise endurance --
July --
The lagoon --
Dulce et decorum --
Another war --
Hearts and minds --
Courage is a certain kind of preserving --
Don't I know you?
Series Title: Laurel edition.
Responsibility: Tim O'Brien.

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Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong. Beautifully written and searingly heartfelt, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a masterwork of its genre.

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