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Dog Soldiers A Novel

Stone, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0395184819 / ISBN 13: 9780395184813
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1974
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First Edition. Brown cloth covers, bright, complete. Very Good in a nice dust jacket. ; 1.2 x 9.1 x 6.2 Inches; 342 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 68563

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Title: Dog Soldiers A Novel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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In Saigon during the last stages of the Vietnam war, a small-time journalist named John Converse thinks he'll find action - and profit - by getting involved in a big-time drug deal. But back in the States, things go badly wrong for him.

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Like Michael Herr's Dispatches, Robert Stone's National Book Award-winning novel Dog Soldiers trades on a hallucinatory vision of Vietnam as a place in which all honor and morality are ceded to the mere business of survival -- and, better, survival with personal profit. "This is the place where everybody finds out who they are," says the novel's protagonist, the journalist Converse, to which his friend and partner in crime Ray Hicks replies, "What a bummer for the gooks." Converse convinces Hicks to smuggle a shipment of heroin back to the United States, renegade CIA agents pop up, and all hell breaks loose in this beautifully written, dark study of the soul in anguish.

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