An Illness Caused by Youth

from The Father of All Things
Product Number: EB00705816
Released: Aug 08, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525436621
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

Veteran Jack Bissell only deepened the abyss between him and his son Tom when he talked about the Vietnam war. But, when a magazine editor sends the two back to Vietnam for a story, Tom reopens the conversation and confronts his father's past and the man that had seemed impossibly remote. Part history, memoir, and travelogue, Tom Bissell's is a haunting, riveting exploration of the war's personal, political, and cultural impact from the perspective of the generation that grew up in the wake of the conflict and a wise reckoning of the bond forged between fathers and sons. A Vintage Shorts Vietnam Selection. An ebook short.

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Author(s): Tom Bissell
Genre: History, Travel
Original Publish Date: Aug 08, 2017

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