Writing the War: My Ten Months in the Jungles, Streets and Paddies of South Vietnam, 1968

Writing the War: My Ten Months in the Jungles, Streets and Paddies of South Vietnam, 1968

by Stephen E. Atkins
     
 

The author of this Vietnam War memoir was drafted in November 1966 just before completion of his Ph.D. work in French history and entered the army, age 26, in February 1967. He arrived in Vietnam in April 1968.

Serving as both pointman and sniper, he experienced six weeks of frontline duty, averaging a firefight each week with heavy casualties. With his advanced

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The author of this Vietnam War memoir was drafted in November 1966 just before completion of his Ph.D. work in French history and entered the army, age 26, in February 1967. He arrived in Vietnam in April 1968.

Serving as both pointman and sniper, he experienced six weeks of frontline duty, averaging a firefight each week with heavy casualties. With his advanced degree and a $2.50 case of beer for a bribe, he then transferred to the 19th Military History Detachment and spent the remainder of his tour of duty traveling the Mekong Delta, Plain of Reeds, and areas near Saigon. His memoir is the result of a tour of intense fighting, careful documentation, and an illicit diary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786442720
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/09/2010
Series:
History/Military/Vietnam War
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen E. Atkins is a librarian and historian curator for French Collections in Cushing Library at Texas A&M University Libraries.

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