Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - History - 326 pages
More than twenty-five years after the official end of the Vietnam War, Dear America allows us to witness the war firsthand through the eyes of the men and women who served in Vietnam. In this collection of more than 200 letters, they share their first impressions of the rigors of life in the bush, their longing for home and family, their emotions over the conduct of the war, and their ache at the loss of a friend in battle. Poignant in their rare honesty, the letters from Vietnam are "riveting,...extraordinary by [their] very ordinariness...for the most part, neither deep nor philosophical, only very, very human" (Los Angeles Times). Revealing the complex emotions and daily realities of fighting in the war, these close accounts offer a powerful, uniquely personal portrait of the many faces of Vietnam's veterans. Over 100,000 copies sold.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - crashmyparty - LibraryThing
Absolutely no words can describe exactly how this book made me feel. Not having much knowledge on the Vietnam war, this book really opened my eyes and my heart - it really made me feel something, just reading these simple letters home. I'm very, very glad I read this book. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing
If there is any book to show the reasons to stop these wars this is it. Too many of the letters have the biographical note KIA.And how well these soldiers wrote. Read full review
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