Lullabies for Lieutenants
  • Author : Franklin Cox
  • Release Date : 10 January 2014
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 13 : 9780786455935
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Download or read book entitled Lullabies for Lieutenants written by Franklin Cox and published by McFarland online. This book was released on 10 January 2014 with total pages 220. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Capturing the chaotic nature of the U.S. Marine experience at war in Vietnam, this memoir recounts the experiences of a young officer in a series of unrelated short pieces. In a narrative as fragmented as the war itself, the only resolution is the same one reached by the Marines who fought—the conclusion of a tour of duty with no happy ending. Each chapter describes a specific event, a story of emotion, or a remarkable person (some are heroes, some are cowards). The reader lives the experience alongside the author, gaining a true sense of the pulse-pounding contact, surrealism, pathos, humor, and beauty that defined one of the low points of the American experience.

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