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Army Blue

Truscott, Lucian K.

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ISBN 10: 0517573849 / ISBN 13: 9780517573846
Published by Crown Pub, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Flatsigned on ffep. A novel of the Vietnam War by the author of Dress Gray. Unread, as new with a remainder dot to bottom edge. DJ near fine with minor shelfwear. 436 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 11283

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Title: Army Blue

Publisher: Crown Pub, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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The Vietnam War serves as a backdrop for the story of Matthew Blue, who faces a court-martial for desertion and an eruption of long-suppressed family pressures when he is framed by his superiors

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In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his first novel, Dress Gray , Truscott turns his attention to the Vietnam War and delivers a suspenseful, sprawling court-martial drama, set in Saigon in 1969. At 23, platoon leader Lt. Matthew Nelson Blue is the youngest member of an Army family: his father is a colonel and his grandfather a profane, cantankerous retired general. Shortly after one of his men is killed by friendly fire while on routine patrol, Blue is arrested and charged with desertion in the face of the enemy. Arriving in Vietnam, his father and grandfather end their long estrangement and join forces to clear the young soldier's name. Truscott's plot offers less than initially meets the eye; the nature of the conspiracy and cover-up that nearly destroy Blue is fairly easy to predict, as is the disillusionment about Vietnam that eventually befalls his seniors. ("Nobody is going to win this war," says one, just pages before the end.) But the author's intimate portrayal of the texture of Army life gives his narrative a more deeply felt sense of anger and regret than others in its genre, and makes its final revelations more powerful than they might otherwise have been. 75,000 first printing; $75,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild selection; author tour.
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