Across the Pond

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Across The Pond, 1994 - Fiction - 42 pages
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I agree with Ron Kovic, "This little book grips the reader from the beginning and does not let go. It is written with the violence and fury of Leon Uris's Battle Cry, and the tenderness and compassion of a simple poet. This work will be recognized as one of the important books to come out of the Vietnam war." 

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Page 39 - A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!
Page 18 - Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.
Page 36 - ... that she was one of the most beautiful women he had ever seen.
Page 12 - The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the SILVER STAR MEDAL posthumously to...
Page 18 - A teenage boy is about to make one of the most important decisions of his life: whether or not to try crack. In spite of being urged by his best friend and his own curiosity, he is persuaded not to experiment with the drug by firsthand testimony of teenagers and parents at a drug treatment center.
Page 39 - Lupe came into the room and sat down on the couch next to him. "I haven't told you how lovely you look,
Page iv - McBride (Mac), permits us to feel what it was like to be there, day in and day out, in that place which will forever remain seared in the consciouness of a generation of Americans.
Page 18 - Sean was being told by the media that the majority of the American people were in favor of the war in Vietnam.

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