Desertion in the Time of Vietnam
By (author) Jack Todd
Normal Price: $30.96
Your Price: $27.87 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $6.95 per order
You Save: $3.10! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.39 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
Desertion in the Time of Vietnam by Jack Todd
Book DescriptionIn 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.
Buy Desertion in the Time of Vietnam book by Jack Todd from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780803239814
Classification: Autobiography: historical, political & military , Vietnam War , History of the Americas
Format: Paperback (203mm x 135mm x 23mm)
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2012
Country of Publication: United States
You might also like...
Boys of '67 by Andrew Wiest
In the spring of 1966, while the war in Vietnam was still popular, the US military decided to reactivate the 9th Infantry Division as part of the military build-up. This title tells the story of young draftees who had done everything that their nation had asked of them and had received so little in return - lost faces of a distant war.
365 Days by Ronald J Glasser
A new edition of Ron Glasser's classic. In this gripping account, Glasser offers an unparalleled description of the horror endured daily by those on the front lines. The best book to come out of Vietnam. David Mamet"
Defiant by Alvin Townley
During the Vietnam War, hundreds of American POWs faced years of brutal conditions and horrific torture at the hands of communist interrogators who ruthlessly plied them for military intelligence and propaganda. Determined to maintain their Code of Conduct, the prisoners developed a powerful underground resistance. This book tells their story.
Armed with Abundance by Meredith H. Lair» View more books like these...
Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War
Books By Author Jack Todd
Rain Falls Like Mercy, Paperback / softback (August 2012)View all books by Jack Todd
Tom Call is a young Wyoming sheriff running the murder investigation of a young girl in mid-1941. But the case is disrupted by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Tom joins the U.S. Air Force and is deployed to England to fly bombers, where he tries to continue his investigation of the murder.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Desertion in the Time of Vietnam book by Jack Todd and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
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."
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
© 2003-2014. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.