The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam (Google eBook)
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
, Mar 25, 2009
- 432 pages
The Father of All Things is a riveting, haunting, and often hilarious account of a veteran and his sonís journey through Vietnam. As his father recounts his experiences as a soldier, including a near fatal injury, Tom Bissell weaves a larger history of the war and explores the controversies that still spark furious debate today. Blending history, memoir, and travelogue, The Father of All Things is a portrait of the warís personal, political, and cultural impact from the perspective of the generation that grew up in the wake of the conflict. It is also a wise and revelatory book about the bond between fathers and sons.
From the Trade Paperback edition.