Transcontinental Blues by Thomas King

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Transcontinental Blues is a work of fiction based on actual facts about the Selective Service Draft in the sixties and especially in 1968, during the Vietnam"War." I describe what getting drafted was really like and how basic training and active duty changed people's lives forever. Although the characters are not real people they too are representative of actual people I met during college and my time in the USAF during the Vietnam "War." The lies, corruption, cover ups, misinformation and ignorance of military officials and government bureaucrats are described in detail in the book. The lead characters must find ways to overcome all these things. The reader will share these unique solutions with the colorful characters. Since I was drafted three times in the sixties, I have first hand information to share with the reader. The book is the only text that I am aware of that actually tells the reader what really happened and what it was like being drafted and in the military during the Vietnam Era in America.Thanks for reading my new book,Tom KingAuthor

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Thomas King was born in 1943 in Sacramento, California to a Cherokee father and a mother of Greek and German descent. He attended the University of Utah where he received a Ph. D. in Literature. His works focus mainly on Native American way of life. His first novel, Medicine River was made into a television movie. His second novel, Green Grass, Running Water won him the Canadian Authors Award for Fiction and it was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award in 1993. In 2003, he received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award. His most recent title DreadfulWater Shows Up, is written under the pseudonym Hartley Goodweather. He resides in Canada and is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Guelph.
Published October 13, 2008 by AuthorHouse. 204 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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