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The Resource A life in a year : the American infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972, James R. Ebert

A life in a year : the American infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972, James R. Ebert

Label
A life in a year : the American infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972
Title
A life in a year
Title remainder
the American infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972
Statement of responsibility
James R. Ebert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Finally, a book that focuses exclusively on the life of the 'grunt' (infantry soldier) in Vietnam. The voices of more than sixty army and marine infantrymen speak with restrained elegance of their experiences from induction to the jungles and rice paddies of 'Indian country' to their return to 'The World.' From I Corps in the north to IV Corps in the south, and from the early days of 1965 to the American withdrawal in 1972, A Life in a Year offers a unique look at the grunt's war in Vietnam - as seen through the eyes of the soldiers themselves. The insights of these combat veterans are woven into the narrative, giving the reader a sense of what it was like to serve in an infantry unit fighting Viet Cong guerrillas and North Vietnamese regulars. Veterans can compare their own experiences to those of infantrymen who served in different time periods during the Vietnam era and in different parts of the country. Civilians and veterans who did not experience life in the 'boonies' will appreciate the author's candid explanations of the war in terms that will help them to better understand the individual soldier's experience."--Jacket
  • Personal narratives from "more than sixty army and marine infantrymen ..."
Summary
Describes the experiences of individual infantrymen in Vietnam, including induction, basic training, first combat, booby traps, snipers, combat stress, and the abrupt return home
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
170179
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ebert, James R.
Dewey number
959.704/38
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.5
LC item number
.E24 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ebert, James R
  • Ebert, James R
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Ebert, James R
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
  • Vietnamkrieg
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Infanterie
  • USA
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the American infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972
Label
A life in a year : the American infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972, James R. Ebert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Basic training -- Advanced individual training -- Going -- Arrival and processing -- Being new -- First combat -- Humping the bush -- Hazards of the field -- Change and coping -- Offensive operations -- The bitter angles of our nature -- Civilians? -- "Short!" -- Eating the toad
Control code
ocm28507609
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 406 pages
Isbn
9780891415008
Lccn
93028323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)28507609
Label
A life in a year : the American infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972, James R. Ebert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Basic training -- Advanced individual training -- Going -- Arrival and processing -- Being new -- First combat -- Humping the bush -- Hazards of the field -- Change and coping -- Offensive operations -- The bitter angles of our nature -- Civilians? -- "Short!" -- Eating the toad
Control code
ocm28507609
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 406 pages
Isbn
9780891415008
Lccn
93028323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)28507609

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