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The Resource VietMan : a novel, D. S. Lliteras

VietMan : a novel, D. S. Lliteras

Label
VietMan : a novel
Title
VietMan
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
D. S. Lliteras
Title variation
Viet man
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Viet Man is about the transformation of a young man who enlisted in the Navy during the Viet Nam War, was trained as a hospital corpsman, was transferred into the Marine Corps, then sent to Viet Nam where he joined the elite First Recon. It is a first person narrative of alternating episodes experienced in the rear and in the bush. In the rear, Doc encounters a straw-haired Midwestern farm boy who shows him how to prepare a meal of long-rats and Loopie, a Puerto Rican from the Bronx who shares a guilt torn confession that borders on confabulation. In the bush, Doc experiences the terror of accidentally releasing a live grenade among his men, of rushing to rescue a wounded marine, and of sharing a quiet conversation in a bunker with Trang, a South Vietnamese soldier. After being assigned to the Recon Dive Team and attending the Navy diving school in the Philippines, he returns to Viet Nam where he engages in numerous combat dives and river operations. At the end of his tour, he is processed out of the military. And upon his return to his hometown as a veteran, he faces a jarring reception of insolence, indifference, and fragmented flashbacks
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10410815
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lliteras, D. S
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
VietMan : a novel, D. S. Lliteras
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781937907327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 896498334
  • (OCoLC)896498334
Label
VietMan : a novel, D. S. Lliteras
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
193 pages
Isbn
9781937907327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 896498334
  • (OCoLC)896498334

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