Book Reviews of One Soldier

One Soldier
One Soldier
Author: John H. Shook
ISBN-13: 9780553260519
ISBN-10: 0553260510
Publication Date: 7/1/1986
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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What puzzled me about "One Soldier," John H. Shook's autobiographical account of his experiences in the Vietnam War, was that it wasn't as popular or widely praised as other famous war-autobiographies (such as Ron Kovic's "Born on the Fourth of July"). I found myself unable to put this book down. Shook begins telling his story from the very moment he receives a draft letter and takes us to boot camp, to Officer Candidate School, and then to the dense, hellish jungles of Vietnam, all without turning his story into one big cliche`. I felt like I was having an intriguing conversation with a veteran, hearing his story, being able to understand where he was coming from. A flawless accomplishment. It's disappointing that Shook's "One Soldier" isn't as highly praised and recognizable as other war stories.
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Excellent true story of one young man's experience in Vietnam. At times funny, at times harrowing.
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An account of the author's experiences in the Vietnam War. Account by an enlisted man of his basic training, quitting OCS and then his tour in Vietnam as an infantryman.
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one mans memories of service in vietnam