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The Offering

Carhart, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0688057535 / ISBN 13: 9780688057534
Published by William Morrow and Company, New York, 1987
Condition: very good, fair to good
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25 cm, 305, glossary, small edge tears/chips to DJ, rear DJ wrinkled. Inscribed by the author. Tom Carhart graduated from West Point in 1966, and volunteered for duty with an airborne unit in Vietnam. During his tour he commanded a long-range reconnaisssance platoon and other airborne troops. He was wounded twice and was awarded two Purple Hearts. He is also the author of Battles and Campaigns in Vietnam. Bookseller Inventory # 55793

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Title: The Offering

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Book Condition: very good, fair to good

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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This autobiographical account of a West Point graduate who found himself in a combat zone in Vietnam twenty-four hours after saying farewell to his parents, describes how the young idealist came to grips with the political realities of the Vietnam War

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Carhart, a 1966 West Point graduate, was fighting in Vietnam the following year and like many of his fellow servicemen felt it was a patriotic duty to risk his life for his country. In combat he discovered not only the horrors of jungle warfare but also the dangers of being given orders by superiors unfamiliar with a situation on the battlefield (he was branded a coward for pointing out that a certain tactic would bring heavy casualties). He was briefly in Saigon, where he had a romance, then was an adviser in the Mekong Delta, where he went on what he terms "search-and-avoid" missions, allegedly to find Vietcong but actually designed not to encounter the enemy. Carhart's re-creation is not as significant as other personal works on the Vietnam War, but he nonetheless produces a rounded picture of the futility of the struggle.
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