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Father of All Things A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam

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ISBN-10: 1400075432

ISBN-13: 9781400075430

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tom Bissell

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In April 1975, as Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese Army, John Bissell, a former Marine officer living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, was glued to his television. Struggling to save his marriage, raise his sons, and live with his memories of the war in Vietnam, Bissell found himself racked with anguish and horror as his country abandoned a cause for which so many of his friends had died. Opening with a gripping account of the chaotic and brutal last month of the war,The Father of All Thingsis Tom Bissell’s powerful reckoning with the Vietnam War and its impact on his father, his country, and Vietnam itself. Through him we learn what it was like to grow up with a gruff but oddly…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Author's Note
A Brief Note on Spelling
The Fall
An Illness Caused by Youth or A Few Queries About the Vietnam War
The Children of the War Speak
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index