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One to Count Cadence

Crumley, James

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ISBN 10: 0394735595 / ISBN 13: 9780394735597
Published by Vintage / Random House, New York, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Boldly signed by the author on the title page. 1987, later printing. Softcover. Near Fine. Minor shelfwear to the exterior. Clean contents. Bookseller Inventory # 0080492

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Title: One to Count Cadence

Publisher: Vintage / Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Later printing.

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The time: late summer, 1962. The place: Clark Air Force Base, the Philippines. Sergeant Jacob "Slag" Krummel, a scholar by intent but a warrior by breeding, assumes command of the 721st Communication Security Deteachment, an unsoldierly crew of bored, rebellious, whoring, foul-mouthed, drunken enlistees. Surviving military absurdities reminiscent of those in Catch-22 only to be shipped clandestinely to Vietnam, Krummel's band confront their worst fears while finally losing faith in America and its myths.

Powerful, scathingly funny, and eloquent, One to Count Cadence is a triumphant novel about manhood, anger, war, and lies.

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Crumley's disturbing Vietnam novel. In '62, Sergeant Krummel assumes command of a crew of rebellious, drunken enlistees. Surviving military absurdities only to be shipped to Vietnam, Krummel's band confront their worst fears while losing faith in Americ

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