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Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393323048, Paperback)
"An overwhelmingly eloquent book of the purest and most simple writing on Vietnam."—David HalberstamMore than twenty-five years after the official end of the Vietnam War, Dear America allows us to witness the war firsthand through the eyes of the men and women who served in Vietnam. In this collection of more than 200 letters, they share their first impressions of the rigors of life in the bush, their longing for home and family, their emotions over the conduct of the war, and their ache at the loss of a friend in battle. Poignant in their rare honesty, the letters from Vietnam are "riveting,...extraordinary by [their] very ordinariness...for the most part, neither deep nor philosophical, only very, very human" (Los Angeles Times). Revealing the complex emotions and daily realities of fighting in the war, these close accounts offer a powerful, uniquely personal portrait of the many faces of Vietnam's veterans. Over 100,000 copies sold.
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Contains letters and poems written to families and friends by soldiers expressing their homesickness and the horrors of war.
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