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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (79 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Heinemann Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the moment his first novel was published, Larry Heinemann joined the ranks of the great chroniclers of the Vietnam conflict: Philip Caputo, Tim O'Brien, and Gustav Hasford.

In the stripped-down, unsullied patois of an ordinary soldier, draftee Philip Dosier tells his story of the war. Straight from high school, too young to vote or buy himself a drink, he enters a world of mud and heat, blood and body counts, ambushes and firefights. It is here that he embarks on the brutal downward path to wisdom that awaits every soldier.

In the tradition of The Naked and the Dead and The Thin Red Line, Close Quarters is the harrowing story of how a decent kid from Chicago endures an extraordinary trial and returns profoundly altered to a world on the threshold of change.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephan | 10/12/2011

    " One of the best novels on the war from a soldier's existential pt of view. Doesn't let the moral ambiguities of the conflict get in its way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by DoctorM | 8/7/2011

    " Very simply: one of the finest Vietnam War novels. Hard, crisp, intelligent, powerful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brooke | 3/29/2008

    " I'm not big on war novels, but I read this one for a 60's history class and ended up being sucked into the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John Pappas | 2/12/2008

    " Brutal. Not as hopeless as Paco's Story, but a seemingly authentic study of how a bright idealistic boy becomes a terrifying killer by fighting in the Vietnam Conflict. Heinemann does not pull any punches in his graphic depiction of what must have been hell on earth. "

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