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Crazy Razor free pdf "Let me ask you something, Coburn. Some young man in the north says goodbye to his family, knowing he'll probably never see them again. Then he walks down the Ho Chi Minh trail carrying a couple of mortar rounds or B-40s with ten of his comrades. By the time he gets to this place, maybe eight of his friends are dead because of malaria or B-52s. This young man comes down here and sits on the river bank waiting for one of those patrol boats to go by. He sits there with dysentery and no food and finally he sees one of those boats and shoots off his B-40. And misses. The patrol boat calls in an air strike and kills him. And while he's dying, another ten men say goodbye to their family and march down the trail." "So what?" asked Coburn. "In the south they take a young man, feed him well, put him in good uniforms, give him boots and an M-16 and train him and pay him. And then he goes to war in a helicopter, jumps out and someone shoots at him. What's he do? He throws away his rifle, throws off his helmet and runs away. So, Coburn, who do you think will win this war?" The different reasons for participating in the Vietnam War between four major groups-the American army, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), and the Viet Cong (VC)-could not be more stark. As much as one approaches it as a war like any other, its mirror opposite sees it more of what war is really about: the struggle between life and death with no compromise. There is no retreat or surrender for those fighting for North Vietnam. There are no weekend passes for R

About Kenneth Levin

Kenneth Levin is a decorated combat veteran of the war in Vietnam whose blindness forced him to retire from the US Navy with the rank of Commander. A student of the Vietnam War, he completed several drafts of Crazy Razor before traveling to Hanoi, Hoi An, and Cu Chi to interview Viet Cong and NVA veterans and their children to incorporate their experiences in the novel's final draft. Originally from Chicago, he holds degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He and his wife live in Oakland, California.

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Author : Kenneth Levin
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 26 June 2012
ISBN : 1475143370
EAN : 9781475143379
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 588 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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