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Black Virgin Mountain - A Return to Vietnam (Audio cassette) Loot Price: R568
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Black Virgin Mountain - A Return to Vietnam (Audio cassette): Larry Heinemann

Black Virgin Mountain - A Return to Vietnam (Audio cassette)

Larry Heinemann; Read by Larry Heinemann

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The Nation Book Award-winning author of "Paco's Story" returns with a haunting memoir of his year as a combat soldier in Vietnam--and the ghosts he encounters on his return 30 years later.

In 1966, just as the American military buildup in Vietnam was going into overdrive, a working-class 22-year-old from Chicago was drafted into the army. Larry Heinemann serviced one year of combat duty with the 25th Infantry Division, most of it in the vicinity of Cu Chi. It was the most horrific and consequential year of his life, and it served as the raw material for his two classic war novels, "Close Quarters" and "Paco's Story."

The memoir chronicles a 1992 railway journey Heinemann took from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City as the guest of the Vietnam Writers' Association. Along the way, he encounters Vietnamese war veterans and views sites that trigger powerful memories. His journey ends with a crawl through the tunnels of Cu Chi and a climb up the sacred mountain that is this book's namesake. A work of mourning and an act of reconciliation, "Black Virgin Mountain" considers the psychic costs of a war that is still taking its toll.

General

Imprint: HighBridge Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2005
Authors: Larry Heinemann
Readers: Larry Heinemann
Dimensions: 205 x 122mm (L x W)
Format: Audio cassette
ISBN-13: 978-1-56511-951-2
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Military life & institutions > General
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > Humanities > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > From 1900
Books > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > American history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945 > Vietnam War
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-56511-951-7
Barcode: 9781565119512

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