Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet

Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet

by Lewis B. Puller, Jr.
     
 

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Lewis B. Puller, Jr.'s memoir is a moving story of a man born into a proud military legacy who struggles to rebuild his world after the Vietnam War has shattered his body and his ideals. Raised in the shadow of his father, Marine General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, a hero of five wars, young Lewis went to Southeast Asia at the height of

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Lewis B. Puller, Jr.'s memoir is a moving story of a man born into a proud military legacy who struggles to rebuild his world after the Vietnam War has shattered his body and his ideals. Raised in the shadow of his father, Marine General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, a hero of five wars, young Lewis went to Southeast Asia at the height of the Vietnam War and served with distinction as an officer in his father's beloved Corps. But when he tripped a booby-trapped howitzer round, triggering an explosion that would cost him his legs, his career as a soldier ended, and the battle to reclaim his life began.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802136909
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
423,287
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.05(d)

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