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Title:
Dear America : letters home from Vietnam
Author:
Edelman, Bernard, 1946-
Publication Information:
New York : Pocket Books, 1986.

©1985
Physical Description:
316 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
"Humping the boonies" -- Beyond the body count -- "World of hurt" -- What am I doing here? -- "We gotta get out of this place" -- Last letters.
Reading Level:
980 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.5 14.0 48137.

Reading Counts RC High School 8.1 19 Quiz: 23558 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780671617509

9780671661120
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library DS559.5 .D43 1985C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

More than 25 years after the official end of the Vietnam War, "Dear America" allows readers to witness the war firsthand through the eyes of the men and women who served there. Excerpt in "Time" magazine.


Summary

From the first impressions of troops newly arrived 'in country' to the agony of losing a friend in battle, these letters from over 100 men and women stationed in Vietnam tell a story more real and more powerful than any fiction.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

This is a poignant collection of letters and poems, mostly to loved ones back home, written by soldiers while serving in Vietnam. Ordered roughly by a typical GI's year of service (arrival ``in-country,'' leave, etc.), the selections range from brave and philosophical to raging and grief-stricken. ``Last Letters,'' the chapter containing missives sent by men shortly before their deaths, is particularly haunting. ``This book provides valuable insight into what `grunts' went through,'' PW stated. Major ad/promo. February (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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