To What End?
By (author) Ward Just
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To What End? by Ward Just
Book DescriptionOne of the most important books ever published about Vietnam--by the renowned, bestselling author of Echo House and A Dangerous Friend--now back in print with a major new foreword by the author. As a young man, Ward Just spent eighteen months in Vietnam as a correspondent for the Washington Post. The experience would earn him both a citation from the Overseas Press Club and a Combat Infantryman's Badge awarded by the commander of the First Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, and would serve as subject matter for decades of writing and many acclaimed, bestselling novels.The experience also inspired his very first book: a vivid, personal evocation of the atmosphere, the politics, and the moral dilemmas of Vietnam at the height of American involvement. Neither a polemic nor an apologia, To What End was the very first book published to ask the question: What are we doing here? It offers a morally ambiguous view of the war that was radical in its day and still bears the sting of truth: "The war hypnotized," he writes, "and those whose business it was to observe it came to regard it as a drama whose characters and plot were only dimly perceived. "In a foreword to the new PublicAffai
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781891620775
(210mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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