Into No Man's Land, the Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh, Vietnam

Into No Man's Land, the Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh, Vietnam

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by Ellen Emerson White
     
 

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The Vietnam War journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty is now available in paperback, with an exciting repackaging!

Determined to do his duty for his country, Patrick Seamus Flaherty joins the Marines right after graduation to fight in the Vietnam War. But Southeast Asia is a far cry from Patrick's hometown of Boston, and as soon as he arrives, he realizes that he's

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The Vietnam War journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty is now available in paperback, with an exciting repackaging!

Determined to do his duty for his country, Patrick Seamus Flaherty joins the Marines right after graduation to fight in the Vietnam War. But Southeast Asia is a far cry from Patrick's hometown of Boston, and as soon as he arrives, he realizes that he's made a terrible mistake.Confronted with oppressive heat, dense jungles, and an enemy that is everywhere, Patrick is overwhelmed by life on the battlefield. With the help of his comrades, Patrick slowly starts to find a way to deal with the harsh realities he faces. But under constant assault by the North Vietnamese, Patrick isn't sure he'll ever make it home again, and as the months drag on, he and his unit question whether they're actually making a difference. Writing in the journal his father gave him before shipping out, Patrick brings Khe Sanh to vivid life through the smells, tastes, sounds, horrors, loneliness, and the friendships that are so much of the chaos called war.

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Children's Literature - Linda Creibaum
It's Christmas Day, 1967, and in Vietnam Patrick Flaherty makes his first entry in his journal: the admission that joining the Marines as soon as he completed high school a few months ago was a big mistake—probably a fatal one. Patrick writes about patrols, battles and appalling shortages of even basics like food and water. We learn of digging trenches and rabbit holes, and we watch his friendships with his buddies grow strong. We also see some of these buddies, wounded or dead, taken away by helicopters. This was a magnetic book that kept pulling me back to it, and so dramatically well written that I checked more than once to confirm that it really was fiction. Of necessity the book is full of violence, but it is not graphic. White provides historical notes after the story giving a short history of Vietnam, including the United States' association with the country, and some of Americans' political and social issues concerning their country's part in Vietnam's struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545398886
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Ellen Emerson White has written several critically acclaimed novels for young adults, among them THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER, and its follow-up, LONG MAY SHE REIGN, as well as LIFE WITHOUT FRIENDS and LONG LIVE THE QUEEN. Ms. White graduated from Tufts University with a BA in English. She also studied fire science and police science at John Jay College in New York City and is certified to teach high school English. Her interests include the Vietnam War, cooking, downhill skiing, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, jazz, reading, politics, and pets.

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Into No Man's Land, the Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh, Vietnam 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Amazing and awesome book about the vietnam war!
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Bst book ever