Title: The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc, NY
Publication Date: 1978
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: By Author
Edition: 3rd Printing.
Book Type: Military
Book has smallish bump on top edge of spine, small abrasion on bottom edge of FEP & FFEP, light bump on bottom edge of spine. DJ has 4" rough tear (repaired) on top front edge of DJ, top corners of DJ are lightly knicked, light creasing top/bottom edges of DJ spine. 240pp with Glossary (2pp). Brown cloth. 3rd Printing as indicated by number line. Tight, square, bright copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal notes or markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover ($12.95). Signed presentation copy in ink from the author on FFEP -- "To Joan Cushing whose speaking wit and ready mischievousness brings a smile to those who need a respite from their lives. And who reminds us that this world is only as good as we care to make it. Take what we are offered with a grain of salt - And enjoy - Thank you, Joan for bringing a sparkle to my life - To the future Frederick Downs -- Drawing or plane flying at sunrise." Downs won 4 Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star in Vietnam. USPS Tracking provided. (H) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 18563
?The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.??Army TimesAmong the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.
Product Description: Recounting his experiences as a young lieutenant in Vietnam, Downs describes how he fought--and nearly died--in the conviction and then in the hope that the war was worth the sacrifice.
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