The 13th Valley

The 13th Valley

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Finalist for the National Book Award: A work that has served as a literary cornerstone for the Vietnam generation The 13th Valley follows the terrifying Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in territory controlled by the North Vietnamese Army. Spiraling deeper and deeper into a world of conflict and darkness, this harrowing account of Chelinia€™s plunge and immersion into jungle warfare traces his evolution from a semi-pacifist to an all-out combat-crazed soldier. The seminal novel on the Vietnam experience, The 13th Valley is a classic that illuminates the war in Southeast Asia like no other book. It is the first title in Del Vecchioa€™s Vietnam War Trilogy, which also includes For the Sake of All Living Things, about the Cambodian holocaust, and Carry Me Home, which addresses the aftermath of war.The battered jeep from Alpha, 7th of the 402d, lurched over the ruts at the Phu Bai gate, jolted past the Vietnamese concession ... right hand, hooked his feet beneath the seat before him and, with his left arm, managed to keep the baggage from careening out of the vehicle. ... Old black Citroen sedans, long, lowslung, with high fenders and wide running boards, seemed filled with dozens of Vietnamese.

Title:The 13th Valley
Author: John M. Del Vecchio
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2012-11-06

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