If I Die in a Combat Zone
Box Me Up and Ship Me Home
By Tim O'Brien
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767904438, 224pp.)
Publication Date: September 1, 1999
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Before writing his award-winning "Going After Cacciato," Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong. Beautifully written and searingly heartfelt, "If I Die in a Combat Zone" is a masterwork of its genre.
Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader's guide and bonus content.