Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller, Jr

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Grove Press, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 389 pages
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Lewis B. Puller, Jr.'s memoir is a moving story of a man born into a proud military legacy who struggles to rebuild his world after the Vietnam War has shattered his body and his ideals. Raised in the shadow of his father, Marine General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, a hero of five wars, young Lewis went to Southeast Asia at the height of the Vietnam War and served with distinction as an officer in his father's beloved Corps. But when he tripped a booby-trapped howitzer round, triggering an explosion that would cost him his legs, his career as a soldier ended, and the battle to reclaim his life began.
 

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User Review  - TimBazzett - LibraryThing

I was thinking of this book yesterday, Memorial Day 2016. FORTUNATE SON: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LEWIS B. PULLER, JR. won the Pulitzer for biography back in 1992. In it, Lewis Puller (son of the famous ... Read full review

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

An excellent autobiography that quite appropriately received the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. In it, Lewis B Puller Jr. relates his very strenuous recovery and rehabilitation from horrific wounds ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 23
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Section 24
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