by William Pelfrey
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THE BIG V by William Pelfrey

Drafted fresh out of college, Henry Winsted can't fix the lunacy and clenching fear of Vietnam with his memories of what the war looked like on the 6 O'Clock News. Now, in the middle of the real thing, he is staring into the many faces of irrational slaughter ... the open stare of a "friendly" villager who knows that a cadre of guerrillas waits in ambush ... the suicidal frenzy of John Wayne sergeants ... tape-recorded taps for a fallen comrade.

Henry Winsted's war is cold fury, brotherly compassion, grudging patriotism, a savage will to survive, and the fierce friendships that can be annihilated instantly by a bullet or booby trap.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011839283
Publisher: Get-Back Editions
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 152 KB

About the Author

William Pelfrey worked his way though Wayne State University as law clerk and construction laborer. One month after graduation he volunteered for the draft and was sent to Vietnam. There he served as an infantry for a year in the Central Highlands.

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THE BIG V 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best novels set in Vietnam during the so-called 'conflict', which cost scores of American lives. The author's depictions bring you to the battlefronts, and the realities of war.