If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Tim O'Brien received the 1979 National Book Award in Fiction for Going After Cacciato. His novel The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix de Meilleur Livre Etranger and the "Chicago Tribune" Heartland Prize. His two most recent novels, In the Lake of the Woods and Tomcat in Love, were national bestsellers.

Praise For…

"O'Brien brilliantly and quietly evokes the foot soldier's daily life in the paddies and foxholes, evokes a blind, blundering war. . . . Tim O'Brien writes with the care and eloquence of someone for whom communication is still a vital possibility. . . . A personal document of aching clarity. . . . A beautiful, painful book."
--The New York Times Book Review

"One of the best, most disturbing, and most powerful books about the shame that was / is Vietnam."
--Minneapolis Star and Tribune

Product Details
ISBN: 9780767904438
ISBN-10: 0767904435
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 1999
Pages: 240
Language: English