Boots on the Ground: Americas War in Vietnam Audiobook, by Elizabeth Partridge Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Elizabeth Partridge Narrator: Ray Porter Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Length: Release Date: April 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525531463

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First came John Lennon. Then Marching for Freedom. Now National Book Award-finalist Elizabeth Partridge takes on the ultimate 60s topic: Vietnam.

In March 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson sent troops into Vietnam. 57,939 American soldiers would be killed and seventeen years would pass before this controversial chapter of American history concluded with the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982.

The history of this era is complex; the cultural impact extraordinary. But it's the personal stories of eight people--six American soldiers, one American nurse, and one Vietnamese refugee--that form the heartbeat of Boots on the Ground. From dense jungles and terrifying firefights to chaotic medic rescues and evacuations, each individual's story reveals a different facet of the war and moves us forward in time. Alternating with these chapters are profiles of key American leaders and events, reminding us what was happening at home, including Kent State, Woodstock, and Watergate. This show-stopping book is Elizabeth Partridge at her finest.

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About the Author

Elizabeth Partridge grew up in a large, eccentric family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated with a degree in women’s studies from UC Berkeley, and later studied traditional Chinese medicine in Oxford, England. She was an acupuncturist for more than twenty years before closing her medical practice to write full-time. She has since published more than a dozen books, including Marching to Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary, and biographies of Dorothea Lange, Woody Guthrie, and John Lennon. Elizabeth is on the core faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults.

About the Narrator

Ray Porter has garnered two Audie nominations as well as several Earphones Awards and enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. A fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, he has also appeared in numerous films and television shows.