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Fire and Rain : A Novel of Vietnam (SIGNED Plus SIGNED NOTE)

Rivera, Oswald

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ISBN 10: 0941423417 / ISBN 13: 9780941423410
Published by Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author on front end page. Author's first novel. $17.95 price presnt on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in a typed SIGNED note form author saying he'd be happy to sign 'Fire and Rain'. Nice signed copy with associated letter. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008623

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Title: Fire and Rain : A Novel of Vietnam (SIGNED ...

Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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A young Marine imprisoned for murdering his company commander gets caught up in the riot of inmates at a Marine brig in Vietnam

From Publishers Weekly:

The U.S. Marine Corps' prison in Da Nang, Vietnam, was the scene of a massive riot and outbreak in 1969. Frustrated American inmates, many of them black and Hispanic, released their pent-up anger over inhumane prison conditions and guards' sadistic brutality by burning down more than one-third of the brig; its recapture took a high toll in soldiers' lives, with Americans fighting Americans. This true-life incident is the basis for a searing, authentic novel that adds a new dimension to our understanding of the Vietnam War. Through the eyes of Corporal Dawson, a Midwestern high-school dropout accused of stabbing to death his company commander, and through flashbacks, we witness the U.S. military's bungling in battle and experience the seething racial tensions dividing white, black and Latino inmates. Rivera, a New York police analyst of Puerto Rican descent, saw combat as a Marine in Vietnam. His quietly powerful story is as realistic in its gritty detail as a war diary.
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