Item #17615 Phantom Leader [Viet Nam War Novel]. Mark Berent.
Phantom Leader [Viet Nam War Novel]
Phantom Leader [Viet Nam War Novel]
Phantom Leader [Viet Nam War Novel]

Phantom Leader [Viet Nam War Novel]

New York: G. P. Putman's, 1991. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality.

Fine / Fine. Item #17615
ISBN: 9780399136030

A fast-paced novel about the 1968 Tet offensive in Vietnam through which readers come to see the excitement and cruelty of war.

The novel's real antagonists, indeed, are less the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong armed forces than the ignorant politicians and malevolent activists back in the U.S. Berent's flogging of this familiar theme sacrifices impact for repetition.

But Berent remains without peer in the battle zone, describing the dynamics of an air war waged in a restrictive environment against a determined enemy. And his stomach-turning--and essentially accurate--depictions of the treatment of American pilots in Vietnamese captivity are timely reminders that there is no such thing as a Nintendo war. [PW]

Price: $29.95

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