From Publishers Weekly
This is a poignant collection of letters and poems, mostly to loved ones back home, written by soldiers while serving in Vietnam. Ordered roughly by a typical GI's year of service (arrival "in-country," leave, etc.), the selections range from brave and philosophical to raging and grief-stricken. "Last Letters," the chapter containing missives sent by men shortly before their deaths, is particularly haunting. "This book provides valuable insight into what 'grunts' went through," PW stated. Major ad/promo. February
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Always an extremely moving read, but I think never more than now. -- New York Times, Bob Herbert, 27 May 2002
An overwhelmingly eloquent book of the purest and most simple writing on Vietnam. -- David Halberstam
Not a history book, not a war novel....Dear America is a book of truth. -- Boston Globe