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The Man from Saigon: A Novel

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Marti Leimbach

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Author: Marti Leimbach
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
2 reviews about The Man from Saigon: A Novel
review by . October 03, 2010
I have just finished reading Marti Lembach’s 'The Man from Saigon' set in the Vietnam War.   While I am fascinated with all countries, I tend to stay away from books set during this war, perhaps because I have seen so many films and television series about the conflict that I feel I already have a pretty clear picture of what it was like. I don’t feel the need to read about American soldiers trying to avoid the Viet Cong as they make their way through the jungle, …
review by . April 02, 2010
The Vietnam War meant different things to different people because they cane to the war in very different ways. Some entered it, kicking and screaming, via the nerve-wracking military draft of the sixties, and a few joined up in order to avoid the prison time they deserved. Others, for reasons of their own, volunteered to join the fight. But, even then, common foot soldiers saw the war through eyes very different from those of the career officers who led them. Nurses, doctors and journalists had …
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