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The 13th Valley : a novel

Del Vecchio, John M.

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ISBN 10: 0553050222 / ISBN 13: 9780553050226
Published by Bantam Books
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: The 13th Valley : a novel

Publisher: Bantam Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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A work that has served as a literary cornerstone for the Vietnam generation, The 13th Valley follows the strange and 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 Chelini's plunge and immersion into jungle warfare traces his evolution from a semipacifist to an all-out warmonger.

The seminal novel on the Vietnam experience, The 13th Valley is a classic that illuminates the war in Southeast Asia like no other book.

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Praise for The 13th Valley, a Finalist for the American Book Award:

"There have been a number of excellent books about Vietnam...but none has managed to communicate in such detail the day-to-day pain, discomfort, frustration and exhilaration of the American military experience in Vietnam." --Joe Klein, The New York Times Book Review

"The novel about the Vietnam War...Del Vecchio has constructed a classic war novel, a complex and frightening book, that gets it right." --Chicago Sun-Times

"An important and distinctly American book." --William Plummer, Newsweek

"The first Vietnam combat novel to demand--and deserve--comparison with Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead." --Philadelphia Enquirer

"The 13th Valley written with straightforward, authoritative, unadorned prose and merciless intelligence is not just the best Vietnam War novel to date, but the smartest." --C.D.B. Bryan, author of Friendly Fire

"The 13th Valley is dynamite! This is the most sensuously honest interpretation of the Vietnam experience I've ever read." --Al Santoli, author of Everything We Had

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