Battle Fatigue

Battle Fatigue

by Mark Kurlansky

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Overview

Battle Fatigue by Mark Kurlansky

Growing up in the years following World War II, Joel Bloom and his friends dreamed of either fighting in the military or leading the Dodgers to the World Series. But when Joel turns eighteen, the Vietnam War is in full swing, and the sides of war he learned about as a child are not nearly as clear. Old enough to be drafted, Joel loves his country but knows he cannot fight in an unjust war. After trying and failing to be a Conscientious Objector, he must decide whether to serve in Vietnam or leave for Canada-a decision that would help him avoid the violence of war but force him to leave behind those he loves and turn his back on everything he was brought up to believe. In an insightful and compelling novel from bestselling nonfiction writer Mark Kurlansky comes an exploration of one teen's struggle to understand himself amid the harsh realities of life during wartime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802722645
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

MARK KURLAN SKY is the bestselling author of Salt: A World History and Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World for adult readers, as well as their adaptations for children, The Story of Salt and A Cod's Tale. This is his first novel for teens. www.markkurlansky.com

Hometown:

New York, NY

Date of Birth:

December 7, 1948

Place of Birth:

Hartford, CT

Education:

Butler University, B.A. in Theater, 1970

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