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Reconciliation road : a family odyssey

Reconciliation road : a family odyssey

Author: John Douglas Marshall
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Washington Press edView all editions and formats
In his prize-winning memoir, Reconciliation Road, John Marshall recounts a road trip around America in search of the truth about his famous grandfather General S.L.A. (Slam) Marshall, author of Pork Chop Hill. In the process he comes to terms with his own past and that of others whose families were torn apart by the Vietnam War.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal Narrative
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reconciliation road
Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington Press, 2000.
(DLC) 99058498
Named Person: John Douglas Marshall; John Douglas Marshall
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Douglas Marshall
ISBN: 9780295800103 0295800100
OCLC Number: 1298208943
Awards: Washington State Book Award (won), 1994
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 300 p.)
Contents: Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Prologue --
1. Detroit Years --
2. Setting Out in September --
3. Liberating Paris --
4. Under Fire --
5. Military Heritage --
6. El Paso Roots --
7. Research Partners --
8. Uncharted Territory --
9. Across Texas --
10. Return to Victory Drive --
11. A Protégé's Allegations --
12. Westy & Slam --
13. Passing through Eden --
14. The Demise of Coats & Ties --
15. Rising Star --
16. Tempting Trouble --
17. Bedrock for a General --
18. Elegy at the Wall --
19. His Brother's Witness --
20. Brothers in Conscience --
21. In the Wake of the Six-Day War. 22. Questions of Fairness --
23. Sunday in the Country --
24. Eisenhower's Biographer --
25. Days of Thanksgiving --
26. The Wreath --
27. Racing December --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
About the Author.
Responsibility: John Douglas Marshall.


A memoir that threads a man's search for the truth about his grandfather into a call for reconciliation between individuals and generations, between history and our own lives, between the men who  Read more...


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This poignant book . . . is an important contribution to the rich literature of the Vietnam War. -- David Halberstam * Washington Post Book World * A modest and searching memoir of self-discovery . . Read more...

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