Dreams of War

Dreams of War

by Thomas Fante

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It seems to me that the war I served
in, and the place I was sent—Vietnam—
is little more now than a dream. The
draft is gone, the protests caused by the
draft for an unpopular war (unpopular
at least among those who were drafted
to serve) are gone, and the country that
sent me to war is gone.

Today, I could return to Vietnam as
a tourist and I could see the places where
I served—Pleiku, Nha Trang, and Saigon—
but I don’t think I’ll ever go back. Once
was enough. I ’d rather not fall asleep
again into that long-ago dream. By
writing this book, I hope to awake
from my dreams of war.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940015911794
Publisher: Mask Island Press
Publication date: 11/08/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 284 KB

About the Author

Born in San Francisco, Tom grew up in Palo Alto, California and attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with a degree in History. He also attained a masters degree in Library Science and history from San Jose State University.

In 1968, he served in Pleiku, Vietnam in the U.S. Army, and later in Germany attaining the rank of Specialist V.

In 1976, Tom joined staff of the California State Library, where he was promoted to be in charge of the library's California section, and its Sutro Branch in San Francisco. In the 1980's Tom worked as an Emergency Manager for the California State Office of Emergency Services and in the 1990's as a Staff Manager for the California State Board of Equalization.

Tom retired from work in 2005.

Tom has been writing for the past thirty years. He lives with his wife in San Francisco.

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