Sergeant Dickinson

Sergeant Dickinson

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by Jerome Gold
     
 

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Sergeant Dickinson is the radioman of a Special Forces A-team in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam. The camp is encircled and attacked for nine days by the North Vietnamese Army which wants to lure larger American units into combat for the first time. The war grows larger and darker, and Dickinson continues to be drawn back to it, tour after tour, even when he has

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Sergeant Dickinson is the radioman of a Special Forces A-team in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam. The camp is encircled and attacked for nine days by the North Vietnamese Army which wants to lure larger American units into combat for the first time. The war grows larger and darker, and Dickinson continues to be drawn back to it, tour after tour, even when he has the opportunity to leave, even though his post-traumatic stress threatens to overwhelm him. Readers of We Were Soldiers Once...and Young, or those who saw the movie, will be interested in the battle that led to the battle in the Ia Drang Valley depicted in We Were Soldiers... Library Journal: Highly Recommended. New York Times: First-rate fiction about battlefield experience. Nelson DeMille: The hard-hitting simplicity of Hemingway and the imagination of Philip Caputo...Truly remarkable and original.

Editorial Reviews

Dwight Garner
...[F]ew novels in any genre are as lucid, or as memorably spooky, as Jerome Gold's...Sergeant Dickinson; it belongs on the high, narrow shelf of first-rate fiction about battlefield experience....[H]e expertly dismantles the myth — dear to civilians as well as to soldiers — that if you do everything right no harm will come to you.
The New York Times Book Review
New York Times Book Review
Belongs on the high, narrow shelf of first-rate fiction about battlefield experience.
Bloomsbury Review
Moving and disturbing.
Nelson DeMille
The hard-hitting simplicity of Hemingway, and the imagination of Philip Caputo . . . Truly remarkable and original.
Kirkus Reviews
The grim resignation that replaces fear in the psyches of combat soldiers under fire is vividly dramatized in this latest from Russell (The Prisoner•s Son, 1996, etc.): an in-your-face character study of an American radioman assigned to a Special Forces unit based in Pleiku in central Viet Nam at the height of the late war. Eponymous protagonist Ray Dickinson is an understandably embittered veteran in a story that begins with his unsparing description of the job of sorting out and disposing of dead bodies; that embraces standard-issue vilification of military myopia,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780930773984
Publisher:
Black Heron Press
Publication date:
08/20/2011
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Nelson DeMille
The hard-hitting simplicity of Hemingway and the imagination of Philip Caputo . . . remarkable and original.
Gloria Emerson
Extraordinary, spooky, hallucinatory . . . Don't think you've already read enough books about Vietnam-here comes a truly great one.

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