Desertion in the Time of Vietnam by Jack Todd
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Desertion in the Time of Vietnam
By Jack Todd

Desertion in the Time of Vietnam

A Memoir

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Format: Paperback

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Desertion in the Time of Vietnam by Jack Todd

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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 job as a reporter for the Miami Herald, and was 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, who had just returned from Vietnam, pleaded with Jack to dodge the draft and go to Canada, but Jack entered the army. He had almost completed basic training when, on Christmas leave, he made an agonizing decision. By now deeply opposed to the war, he crossed the border into Canada, leaving behind his family, the girl he loved, and his homeland. Now one of Canada's most successful journalists, Jack Todd is a remarkable writer of great power and vibrancy. It has taken him thirty years to come to terms with the guilt and shame of desertion, to break the silence, and to tell this controversial, moving, and profoundly American story. The result is an eloquent account of a tortured time in the nation's history told with searing honesty, passion, and literary verve.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803239814
ISBN-10: 0803239815
Classification: Autobiography: historical, political & military , Vietnam War , History of the Americas
Format: Paperback (203mm x 135mm x 23mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jack Todd

Jack Todd is a sports columnist for the "Montreal Gazette," where he won the National Newspaper Award for sportswriting. He is also the author of three novels, "Rain Falls Like Mercy," "Come Again No More," and "Sun Going Down."

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