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Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O’Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman’s rifle, to walk the minefields of My Lai, to crawl into the ghostly tunnels, and to explore the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a war gone terribly wrong. Beautifully written and searingly heartfelt, If I Die in a Combat Zone is a masterwork of its genre.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “O’Brien brilliantly and quietly evokes the foot soldier’s daily life in the paddies and foxholes, evokes a blind, blundering war…Tim O’Brien writes with the care and eloquence of someone for whom communication is still a vital possibility…A personal document of aching clarity…A beautiful, painful book.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “One of the best, most disturbing, and most powerful books about the shame that was/is Vietnam.”

    Minneapolis Star and Tribune

  • “Dan Miller’s performance is exceptional. His narration is always clear and well paced. When he occasionally takes on the voice of one of O’Brien’s vivid characters, his performance blends seamlessly with the story.”

    AudioFile

  • “Narrator Dan Jon Miller’s youthful voice is a perfect match for the material…O’Brien’s powerful memoir remains highly relevant and should be standard issue to all military personnel and their families. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal Audio Review

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About the Author
Author Tim O

Tim O’Brien received the 1979 National Book Award in fiction for Going After Cacciato. His other works include the acclaimed novels The Things They Carried and July, July. In the Lake of the Woods received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was named the best novel of 1994 by Time. O’Brien lives in Austin, Texas.