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'“An astonishing story.” —Chicago Sun-Times“One of the finest books of the decade.” —Washington Monthly“A wonderful book—fresh and intelligent. Broyles’s eye for Vietnam, then and now, is unerring.” —Peter Jennings“A first-rate piece of work, infused with an ideal American common decency and common sense.” —Kurt Vonnegut Jr.“Exceptional and memorable.” —Gay Talese“Few books capture the essence of the Vietnam War and its aftermath so vividly as this one.” —Publishers Weekly“[A] superbly written, often moving story of Broyles’ journey back to the killing ground in Vietnam where he once served as a Marine lieutenant. A cool, clear meditation that stings the heart.” —Kirkus Reviews“A remarkable and often unexpected picture of Vietnam . . .” —Los Angeles Times“I read Goodbye Vietnam when I was seventeen and about to join the Corps. I didn’t then understand the lessons that Broyles was trying to teach me. I read it again in my twenties after having gone to war, a few times in my thirties, and now it’s generally a fixture on my desk when I am writing about men and war, which is nearly always. This is an essential piece of American combat literature. Broyles captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of small unit warfare, the camaraderie, the sacrifice, and the long trippy road home toward some kind of inner peace for the individual soldier. Read it. Read it. Read it.” —Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead“A book as important as this . . . called for an author young enough to have fought in Viet Nam, lucky enough and cool enough to survive, brave enough to go back and face his old foes and able to write well enough to capture the paradoxes, terrors and beauty of that land and its abominable war.” —Norman Mailer'
Publisher: Open Road Media