If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home

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Delta/Seymour Lawrence, 1989 - Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - 203 pages
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In this searing, intensely personal memoir, O'Brien takes readers into the dark heart of the Vietnam war--to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle. A new Delta edition.

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A good read for a student to gain useful insights ... - Goodreads
No character development. - Goodreads
I loved his writing style. - Goodreads
It was easy to read, and brutally honest. - Goodreads
If you grieve, you will love his writing. - Goodreads
O'Brien has a great way of writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Valerie Kasten - Goodreads

As a fan of Tim O'Brien, it amazes me I waited this long to read his most "non-fiction" story out of his published works. As always, it is well structured, well told, and a damn good read. Read full review

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User Review  - Fiona - Goodreads

I had to read this book for school, and that alone made me dislike it immensely. I probably would have liked it if I hadn't been forced to read it. Read full review



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About the author (1989)

Tim O'Brien was born on October 1, 1946 in Austin, Minnesota. He graduated from Macalester College in 1968 and was immediately drafted into the U. S. Army, serving from 1969 to 1970 and receiving a Purple Heart. Three years later, his memoirs of the Vietnam War were published as If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home. Later works include Northern Lights (1975), Going After Cacciato (1978, winner of the National Book Award), and The Things They Carried (1990, winner of the Melcher Book Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award).

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