1968 Author:Joe Haldeman In 1968, a nation fought two wars: one abroad...and one with itself. On one front, Spider walked point and tried to survive an insanity he neither accepted nor understood. On another, his "girl," Beverly, drifted into a strange counterculture that offered her dangerous freedoms at the price of her innocence. In 1968, a great black leader was mur... more »dered on a balcony in Memphis...a political convention in Chicago was stained with young blood...and Spider and Beverly searched for their separate peace in two worlds on fire. It was the year that changed us all. In 1968, everything went crazy.« less
Of all the books I've read by this man, this one has the happiest ending. Scary, huh, since it's about the Vietnam War, and what happens to this character afterward. He's an amazing author, though, puts his characters through hell, and still, at the end of the story, when they should be dead, they aren't. And what's more, they're still fighting. I recommend ANYTHING by this author. His short stories are awesome too.