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An American Requiem : God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us
An American Requiem God My Father and the War That Came Between Us
Author: James Carroll
Joe Carroll was an Air Force lieutenant general who chose Vietnamese targets for American bombs. Joe's son James began adulthood by fulfilling his father's abandoned dream of joining the priesthood. But soon a father's hopes for his son--and a son's peace with his father--were ruined, yet another casualty of a war that tore apart so many familie...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780395859933
ISBN-10: 039585993X
Publication Date: 4/1/1997
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Mariner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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James Carroll compassionately displays the conflict between his father, General Joseph Carroll, his own entry and exit of priesthood and the Vietnam war. Their difference of opinions and ideas drives a life long wedge in their relationship and still ends with a son who deeply loved his father.
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This is a fascinating and moving book, especially to those of us who were around during the Vietnam war. It was sad to read about the conflict between James Carroll and his father, both of whom were/are very firm in their beliefs. An excellent book about the tragedies the war caused on the homefront.
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"A tragic, moving book about a family torn apart by the Vietnam War, a young man looking for God, a writer finding his voice." BOSTON MAGAZINE


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