Brief and bracing, tragic yet darkly funny, The Odd Angry Shot is an award-winning commentary on Vietnam, following a close-knit group of knockabout SAS fighters: their friendships, homesickness and fears; their practical jokes, drinking and fighting. Chronicling their experiences over one year, we learn that their enemy is not just the Vietcong, but their superiors, the mud and torrential rain, and boredom. It is a reflective and brutal account of how war damages not only physically but psychologically, as soldiers readjust to home life.
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William Nagle was born in Bacchus Marsh, Australia in 1947. Enlisting in the army in 1964, he qualified as a cook the next year. In mid-1966 he was deployed with the SAS to Saigon, but was sent home for subordination and later discharged. His award-winning novel The Odd Angry Shot fictionalized his experiences in Vietnam. Nagle married and spent the latter years of his life in Los Angeles. He died in 2002.
Paul Ham is the multi-award-winning author of Hiroshima Nagasaki (2011), Vietnam: The Australian War (2007), Kokoda (2004) and Sandakan (2012). Since 1998 Paul has been the Australia correspondent for the London Sunday Times, covering politics, business and current affairs.
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Book Description Angus and Robertson, Australia, 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine Jacket in Mylar Sleeve. First Edition. A novel about Australian soldiers set during the Viet Nam War. This is a clean, straight unmarked book. Scan available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 011332