Lullabies for Lieutenants

Lullabies for Lieutenants: Memoir of a Marine Forward Observer in Vietnam, 1965-1966

Non-Fiction, History & Politics
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2010
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Synopsis

Capturing the chaotic nature of the U.S. Marine experience at war in Vietnam, this memoir recounts the experiences of a young officer in a series of unrelated short pieces. In a narrative as fragmented as the war itself, the only resolution is the same one reached by the Marines who fought--the conclusion of a tour of duty with no happy ending. Each chapter describes a specific event, a story of emotion, or a remarkable person (some are heroes, some are cowards). The reader lives the experience alongside the author, gaining a true sense of the pulse-pounding contact, surrealism, pathos, humor, and beauty that defined one of the low points of the American experience.

  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
  • ISBN: 9780786447190
  • Number of pages: 220
  • Weight: 295g
  • Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm

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