Book Reviews of Baptism : A Vietnam Memoir

Baptism : A Vietnam Memoir
Baptism A Vietnam Memoir
Author: Larry Gwin
ISBN-13: 9780804119221
ISBN-10: 0804119228
Publication Date: 11/2/1999
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Top notch, no holding back. Author Larry Grin's account of his time in 1965 'Nam. Starting in the Delta, and later in the Central Highlands, in the field and being attacked and ambushed. His story is riviting. His method of writing will keep you turning pages faster than you can read 'em.
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As a Viet Nam vet myself, I seldom read books on that war. However, this one was recommended to me so I gave it a try.

Within the first few pages I felt like I was back in that era and getting off the plane in Da Nang. Gwin's writing actually makes you feel like you are walking along side him. I wasn't in the infantry, I ran resupply convoys to combat bases, but Gwin made me feel as if I was a grunt.

This is an outstanding memoir of a difficult time in American history. When I went to Viet Nam as a young Marine lieutenant, I was prepared to die for Vietnamese freedom and to defeat the Communists. My experiences slowly convinced me that we were in the wrong war at the wrong time. By the end of my time in-country, I had one all consuming purpose - getting myself and my men home in one piece.