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

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Grove Press, 2000 - 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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Review: Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet

User Review  - Jim Tracy - Goodreads

It's amazing that such good books like this receive very few ratings. While Dead Wake and Boys in the Boat receive thousands. This is a true American classic in the memoir genre. Read full review

Review: Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet

User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

Brutally honest in his description of the consequences of his injuries, and his alcoholism that followed. It was also touching to describe his eventual closeness to his father, as his father suffered ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
13
Section 3
22
Section 4
27
Section 5
30
Section 6
41
Section 7
63
Section 8
66
Section 20
306
Section 21
313
Section 22
328
Section 23
330
Section 24
332
Section 25
333
Section 26
334
Section 27
338

Section 9
129
Section 10
143
Section 11
178
Section 12
191
Section 13
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Section 14
241
Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
268
Section 18
301
Section 19
304
Section 28
339
Section 29
340
Section 30
343
Section 31
344
Section 32
358
Section 33
359
Section 34
361
Section 35
362
Section 36
363
Section 37
371
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