Book Reviews of 13TH VALLEY, THE

Author: John Del Vecchio
ISBN-13: 9780553260205
ISBN-10: 0553260200
Publication Date: 11/1/1984
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Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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This book was recommended to me by a Vietnam vet, who said it was the most accurate description of the Vietnam experience that he had read -- and that he'd read a lot of them. I found it very moving.
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Lots of twists and turns, it ends not like you would think, good story.
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A work that has served as a literary cornerstone for the Vietnam generation, The 13th Valley follows the strange and terrifying Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in territory controlled by the North Vietnamese Army. Spiraling deeper and deeper into a world of conflict and darkness, this harrowing account of Chelini's plunge and immersion into jungle warfare traces his evolution from a semipacifist to an all-out warmonger.The seminal novel on the Vietnam experience, The 13th Valley is a classic that illuminates the war in Southeast Asia like no other book.