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The Father of All Things : A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam - Tom Bissell

The Father of All Things

A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam

Paperback Published: 11th March 2008
ISBN: 9781400075430
Number Of Pages: 407

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The Father of All Things is a riveting, haunting, and often hilarious account of a veteran and his son’s journey through Vietnam. As his father recounts his experiences as a soldier, including a near fatal injury, Tom Bissell weaves a larger history of the war and explores the controversies that still spark furious debate today. Blending history, memoir, and travelogue, The Father of All Things is a portrait of the war’s personal, political, and cultural impact from the perspective of the generation that grew up in the wake of the conflict. It is also a wise and revelatory book about the bond between fathers and sons.

"Powerful. . .eloquent and in-depth. . . . The Father of All Things is a one-of-a-kind accomplishment." --The Washington Post Book World

"A fresh and comprehensive look at the Vietnam era. . . . Bissell's powerful writing forces one to open one's eyes and take in the enormity of the moral abyss." --The San Francisco Chronicle

"Beautifully written. . . .Tom Bissell is superb. His description of today's Vietnam are breathtaking and deep." --Los Angeles Times

"Haunting . . . emotionally powerful. . . . Bissell brings a luminous prose style and, perhaps more important, a clear, fresh eye to events that many of us have allowed to slip into the infuriatingly painful past." --The New York Times Book Review

ISBN: 9781400075430
ISBN-10: 1400075432
Series: Vintage Departures
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 407
Published: 11th March 2008
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: IN
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.4