Highways to a War

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Author(s): Christopher Koch
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 1996
Product Number: EB00389613
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101161722
Publisher: Penguin Books
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"A gripping tale . . . A convincing, page-turning evocation of recent history."—The New York Times Ray Barton travels to war-ravaged Southeast Asia to search for his missing friend Michael Langford, a brilliant, risk-taking combat photographer who was stolen into Khmer Rouge Cambodia on a mysterious mission and disappeared. The search illuminates Langford's heroism, his fierce loyalties, and the personal highways he has traveled to war. Langford's empathy for the brave but poorly commanded Cambodian troops and his love for a young Cambodian woman have led him in the end to put down the camera and take up the gun in a foreign struggle he had made his own. Koch richly evokes Indochina—from the deceptively tranquil rice paddies of South Vietnam to the corrupt, doomed pink-and-white city of Phnom Penh. Highways to a War is a story of intense relationships forged in a dangerous and hallucinatory land that continues to haunt the American soul. "An absorbing, deeply moving . . . tale of love and heroism. . . . The evocation of the Cambodian landscape . . . is truly haunting."—Kirkus Reviews "Highways to a War ranks among the best of the . . . literature that has come out of the agony of the wars in Southeast Asia."—The Orlando Sentinel

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Author(s): Christopher Koch
Product Number EB00769990
Released: Oct 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: #9781743098424

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