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Desertion In the Time of Vietnam

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ISBN-10: 0618091556

ISBN-13: 9780618091553

Edition: 2001

Authors: Jack Todd

List price: $24.00
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In 1969, Jack Todd was twenty-three and happy beyond his dreams. He had left behind a hardscrabble youth in a small Nebraska town, had an exciting and enviable job as a reporter on the Miami Herald, and was wildly in love with his beautiful Cuban-American girlfriend. As the war in Vietnam drew closer, he assumed that he would fight, as the men in his family had always fought, though he was increasingly troubled by America"s role there. His oldest friend had just returned from Vietnam and was already showing signs of the war-caused trauma that would destroy him; he had seen and done things too terrible to describe. He begged Jack to dodge the draft, to go to Canada. Nevertheless Jack entered…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/23/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Doug Magee has been a photojournalist, screenplay writer, childrenrsquo;s book author, death penalty activist, film producer and director, war protestor, college football player, amateur musician, and the basis of the Aidan Quinn character in Meryl Streeprsquo;s ldquo;Music of the Heart.rdquo; nbsp;This is his first novel.nbsp; He lives in Spanish Harlem with his wife and two teenaged children.nbsp;Jack Todd is the author of the novels Sun Going Down and Come Again No More and the memoir Desertion, which won the Quebec Writer’s Federation First Book Prize and the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction. Visit his website at www.jacktoddtheauthor.com .