...and a hard rain fell: A GI's True Story of the War in Vietnam [NOOK Book]

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"A magnetic, bloody, moving, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that is from the first page to last a wound that can never heal. A searing gift to his country."-Kirkus Reviews

The classic Vietnam war memoir, ...and a hard rain fell is the unforgettable story of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a young soldier's odyssey from the roads of upstate New York to the jungles of Vietnam. Updated for its 20th anniversary with a new afterword on the Iraq War and its parallels to ...
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...and a hard rain fell: A GI's True Story of the War in Vietnam

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Overview

"A magnetic, bloody, moving, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that is from the first page to last a wound that can never heal. A searing gift to his country."-Kirkus Reviews

The classic Vietnam war memoir, ...and a hard rain fell is the unforgettable story of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a young soldier's odyssey from the roads of upstate New York to the jungles of Vietnam. Updated for its 20th anniversary with a new afterword on the Iraq War and its parallels to Vietnam, John Ketwig's message is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago.

"Solidly effective. He describes with ingenuous energy and authentic language that time and place."-Library Journal

"Perhaps as evocative of that awful time in Vietnam as the great fictions...a wild surreal account, at its best as powerful as Celine's darkling writing of World War One."-Washington Post
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402233845
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 56,663
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Ketwig was sent to Vietnam in September 1967 and completed his tour a year later. His account was originally published in 1985 to tremendous acclaim. John currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, Carolynn.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

I. The Draft, the Decisions, and The Nam
II. Thailand and The World
III. The Aftermath

Illustrations
Afterword
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2003

    Absolutely a 'must read'

    I'm still in the process of reading this book. While it's a 'can't put down' one, I'm finding that I need to put it down occasionally to truly absorb some of what I've read. A previous review-writer said that this is the book everyone should read to find out what the _real_ story of Vietnam was - not just actors playing parts on a screen. I could not agree with this statement more. I was too young to remember much about the war. But, I've always wanted to know more. And, not just basic facts of wheres and whens. I've wanted to know the story of the war from a human point of view. From someone who could explain it to me from a first-hand point of view. Reading this book has given me such a deeper appreciation for all Vets. The things they saw and the things they experienced grant them all the honor and dignity we can ever give them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2002

    Finally the Truth

    Like Ketwig it is not very often I feel compled to write more than a letter but after having read this book, there is a lot to say. I like so many only saw the war as a young boy on the news (body counts and all) and then the movies. If you really want to understand the NAM from a person who lived it and is un-ashamed to tell the real story, read this book. If you really want to know what a solider felt (really felt) as opposed to those poor exuses for Vietnam era movies and actors who pretend to capture a soilders essance, read this book. I never met the man, but I feel I know him.

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