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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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 which 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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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
30
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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