A Different Face of War

Memories of a Medical Service Corps Officer in Vietnam

  • 語言:英文
  • ISBN: 9781574416213
  • 字數: 164,112
電子書售價:USD$ 36.99

本書為流動版面EPUB,適合用 mooInk、手機、平板及電腦閱讀。

A Different Face of War is a riveting account of a Medical Service Corps officer’s activities during the early years of the Vietnam War. Assigned as the senior medical advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, an area close to the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled extensively and interacted with military officers and non-commissioned officers, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist bonzes, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally ill, and even political operatives. He sent his wife daily letters from July 1966 through June 1967, describing in impressive detail his experiences, and those letters became the primary source for his memoir. The author describes with great clarity and poignancy the anguish among the survivors when an American cargo plane in bad weather lands short of the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing more than 100 people and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage girl that her shrapnel-ravaged leg not be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated trips into a hot landing zone to evacuate the wounded, only to have the Vietnamese insist that the dead be given a higher priority.

相關推薦

  • 好好讀書好好玩(Well Prepare & Well Done)

    好好讀書好好玩(Well Prepare & Well Done):有聲書

    電子書售價:NT$ 239

    「讀書」這件事被社會型塑的太過艱澀而不可親近了,讀Facebook的訊息其實也是一種「讀」,分享貼文上面寫上一些你對這篇分享文章的想法其實也是一種「筆記」。讀書其實有很多形式,只是我們最容易有刻板印象的就是坐在角落揮汗如雨的讀,但是,如果連想起來都覺得很痛苦的話,你怎麼會想要「去讀書」甚至「一直讀書...

  • 詳細書訊

    A Different Face of War is a riveting account of a Medical Service Corps officer’s activities during the early years of the Vietnam War. Assigned as the senior medical advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, an area close to the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled extensively and interacted with military officers and non-commissioned officers, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist bonzes, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally ill, and even political operatives. He sent his wife daily letters from July 1966 through June 1967, describing in impressive detail his experiences, and those letters became the primary source for his memoir. The author describes with great clarity and poignancy the anguish among the survivors when an American cargo plane in bad weather lands short of the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing more than 100 people and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage girl that her shrapnel-ravaged leg not be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated trips into a hot landing zone to evacuate the wounded, only to have the Vietnamese insist that the dead be given a higher priority.

    目錄列表

    最近瀏覽與試讀
    A Different Face of War