Black Virgin Mountain: A Return to Vietnam

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 19, 2005 - History - 192 pages
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In 1967 Larry Heinemann was sent to Vietnam as an ordinary soldier. It was the most horrific year of his life, truly altering him—and his family—forever. In his powerful memoir, Heinemann returns to Vietnam, riding the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city and confronting the memories of his war year. Black Virgin Mountain confirms Heinemann’s legendary plain-spoken reputation as one of the essential chroniclers of our war in Vietnam


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Heinemann, a veteran of the Vietnam War and winner of the National Book Award for his novel Paco's Story , has written a fascinating memoir of several return trips to Vietnam. He starts with a brief ... Read full review

Contents

Several Facts
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Good Old Bangkok
65
Funky Beautiful Hanoi
114
Going Down the Line
171
The Black Virgin Mountain
194
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Larry Heinemann is the author of three novel: Close Quarters (1977), one of the earliest novels of the Vietnam War; Paco’s Story (1986), winner of the National Book Award; and Cooler by the Lake (1992). He lives in his native city of Chicago, Illinois.


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