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In the Shadow of Vietnam: Essays, 1977-1991
     

In the Shadow of Vietnam: Essays, 1977-1991

by W. D. Ehrhart
 

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Twenty-three powerful, moving, angry and wise essays published over a period of 15 years on subjects ranging from South Africa to Central America, the United States to the Soviet Union, all bound together by the lingering physical, psychological, political and intellectual sensibilities the author first developed as a young enlisted Marine during the Vietnam war.

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Twenty-three powerful, moving, angry and wise essays published over a period of 15 years on subjects ranging from South Africa to Central America, the United States to the Soviet Union, all bound together by the lingering physical, psychological, political and intellectual sensibilities the author first developed as a young enlisted Marine during the Vietnam war. Four of the essays deal with Ehrhart's second return to Vietnam in 1990.

Editorial Reviews

curator of the Vietnam War Literature Collection at Colorado State University - John Newman
As a poet and editor, Bill Ehrhart is clearly one of the major figures in Vietnam War literature
The Nation
one of the great poets and writers of nonfiction produced by the Vietnam War
Book Report
a valuable addition to collections on the Vietnam war.... Recommended

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786467273
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/27/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Memoirist, poet and editor and former Marine W.D. Ehrhart teaches English and history at the Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania. The author of 20 books, his prose and poetry have appeared in hundreds of publications including the Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Utne Reader, Reader's Digest, American Poetry Review and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

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