A Life in a Year by James R. Ebert
The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972

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This provocative in-depth book focuses on the experiences of the infantry soldier in Vietnam. More than 60 Army and Marine Corps infantrymen speak of their experiences during their year-long tours of duty.


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About James R. Ebert

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Ebert holds a masters degree in history and teaches social studies and history at the secondary school level.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Presidio Press. 522 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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In this Vietnam, grenades are dangerous to friend and foe alike (one soldier describes standing in a chow line as someone accidentally pulls a pin, killing two and wounding 26), and ``humping'' the bush is a miserable, surreal existence, but one that most grunts stick to in order to avoid being b...

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Ebert combines interviews and printed primary sources in this brilliant reconstruction of the infantryman's experience during the Vietnam War.

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Ebert tells the story of the US Army and a few US Marine infantrymen during the Vietnam War.

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