|Canadian Vietnam Veterans|
IT IS: A CANADIAN IN THE VIETNAM WAR
an autobiographical account of the Vietnam War by Les D. Brown
|As a Canadian citizen living in
California, Les Brown was a world away from the horror on the other
side of the Pacific. But then the late 1960s crept up and he was drafted
into the U.S. Army and sent off to Vietnam, where he came to fully understand
fear, misery and alienation. Written in the raw language of a soldier,
It Is: A Canadian in the Vietnam War describes the experience of
perpetual danger and inhumanity. It is a haunting portrait of the hellishness
of war that is at once thrilling and astonishing.
"In There It Is, one
hears echoes of [Michael] Herr's Dispatches … Brown presents a unique perspective
of the war the U.S. couldn't win."
A gripping, unforgettable memoir from a Canadian who, in 1969, was drafted into the U.S. Army and fought in the jungles of Vietnam. There It Is features an introduction by Global Television News anchor and former Vietnam War correspondent, Peter Kent.
It's the late 1960s, and Les Brown, a young Canadian living in California, has difficult decision to make: Does he return to Canada to escape the draft, or does he serve his adopted homeland? He delays making a tough decision. When his induction date arrives, he reluctantly reports for duty, hoping that he'll be given a non-combat role. The Army makes him an infantry-man, and sends him to Vietnam.
honesty and humour, There It Is brings us Les Brown's compelling, soldier's-eye
view of his tour as a grunt in Vietnam. In the raw language of soldiers,
Brown describes what is was like to walk through dense
jungle in unbearable heat, to live in a world of perpetual danger
This is a vivid account of a time when the world's most powerful war machine was on the point of collapse. Morale, discipline, and the will to go on, all were disintegrating. And Brown's story serves as a surprising reminder of the role played by thousands of Canadians in Vietnam.
There is horror and misery in this memoir of war, but there is humanity too, as Brown tells of his struggle to survive, a struggle which ultimately leads him to take a risky rebellious stand. Brown emerges from the experienced damaged, but having achieved a kind of victory.
scene-setting introduction by Global Television News anchor Peter Kent,
There It Is is a powerful personal account of war, and a remarkable testimony
to a time and a that scarred a generation.
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