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Posted November 7, 2007
I read this when it first came out in the late 1980's, while still in high school. My father was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and I wanted to understand not only what the men went through but what the women went through too. I've never forgotten this story and those women that gave up so much, especially their innocence. It's a book I've come back to several times over the years and one I still pick up to read. I am greatful for those that gave so much and still teach me about sacrifice for ones country and fellow man today.
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Posted June 30, 2010
Posted December 11, 2005
For an assignment in one of my classes, I was required to read this amazing tale. I wasn't expecting much out of this since it was required reading, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's also a very easy read, as I read it in only two days. I finished reading the book a few weeks ago but still find myself thinking of Lynda and the days in Vietnam. It gives the most realistic picture of war that I have ever seen or read. I got so attached to Lynda, that I was incredibly sad at the end of the book to learn that she had passed away at the age of 55 due to an illness caused by Agent Orange in Vietnam.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 27, 2003
Excellent, puts you right in the middle of the trama ward. I can see who some of the charcters of China Beach were based. Really underlines the futuality of war. Makes you realize how out of touch our government is with it's people. The only thing the Federal government should do is deliver the mail and defend our 'SHORES'. And I'm not sure they can handle that. America is the only one with the right answer. We never bothered to learn the culture or determination of the Vietnam people. That's why we got our rear end kicked.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 17, 2001
It's about time someone wrote a book about the women who risked their lives in Vietnam. This is a wonderful book. I was especially moved by the part about what happened to Lynda when she came home and had to deal with the change in attitude in the country, as well as her own Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. What a life! This is one brave tough lady.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.