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The Father Of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam
The Father Of All Things A Marine His Son and the Legacy of Vietnam Author:Tom Bissell Opening with a gripping account of the chaotic and brutal last month of the war, The Father of All Things is Tom Bissell?s powerful reckoning with the Vietnam War and its impact on his father, his country, and Vietnam itself. — At the heart of this book is John and Tom Bissell?s unforgettable journey back to Vietnam. As they travel the country an... more »d talk to Vietnamese veterans, we relive the war as John Bissell experienced it, visit the site of his near-fatal wounding, and hear him explain how Vietnam shaped him and so many of his generation.
This is the first major book about the war by an author who grew up after the fall of Saigon. It is a fascinating, all-too-relevant work about the American character?and about war itself. It is also a wise and moving book about fathers, sons, and the universal desire to understand who« less