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The American War

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372 pages6 hours

Summary

President Johnson described the war in Vietnam as “Just the biggest damn mess I ever saw.” Nevertheless, he proceeded to escalate, and the confusion, bungling, slaughter, and destruction dragged on for years. A high school student, Eddie, is caught demonstrating against the war, drafted, and whisked off to ‘Nam while his girlfriend, Nora, starts college in the middle of the anti-war furor. He is posted to Bravo Company in a firebase overlooking a small village whose inhabitants harbor mixed sympathies. Bravo and Honeyville proceed to play out the inevitable and tragic absurdity of the conflict. An edgy story out of an unsettled time.

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