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In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War - Tobias Wolff, Luann Walther
In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War
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Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made This Boy's Life a modern classic.
Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made This Boy's Life a modern classic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679760238 (0679760237)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Diocletian
Diocletian rated it
There is a reason I like reading memoirs. I like reading something that is real, not something fake, or fictional, that is impossible or improbable, but something that could happen to anyone. As the old saying goes, "Truth is stranger than fiction." This memoir does not disappoint. It covers To...
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4.0 In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War
The Vietnam War memoir has been harder than expected to find. tim o'brien is probably the famous name of the genre, but as it turns out, he is writing fictionalizations. Guns Up! is strong and full-throated in its one way. Enter Tobias Wolff. At first echoing will manchester's (ww2 vet) seemingly di...
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This is a breathtaking account of Tobias Wolff and his time during the Vietnam War. It's a compilation of moments that one wouldn't really expect during the wartime, and in a lot of ways disturbing and sympathetic at the same time. It's wonderfully written and I highly recommend it to anyone who lik...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
In this extraordinary memoir of Wolff’s Vietnam experience, there is a haunting scene that reveals the major cultural differences between the American soldiers and Vietnamese culture. Wolff was a first lieutenant (he was a special forces member) assigned as an adviser to a South Vietnamese uni...
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