Loon: A Marine Story download epub
by Jack McLean
McLean's debut is a perceptive memoir of the Vietnam wa. cLean reconstructs his time in the Marines with a sharp eye for detail and very readable- at times almost poetic-prose.
McLean's debut is a perceptive memoir of the Vietnam wa. The third of four children, Jack McLean was born in Huntington, New York, on May 26, 1947. He was brought up in Summit, New Jersey, where he lived until admittance to Phillips Academy, Andover, at age fourteen.
In Loon, McLean takes readers from Andover’s privileged campus, to the infamous Marine Corps boot camp at. .The seeds for Loon: A Marine Story were planted in 1993. I was working in Washington, .
The seeds for Loon: A Marine Story were planted in 1993. I’d had no contact with my marine buddies since I departed Vietnam in July 1968.
Adjectives such as exceptional and sublime are accurate enough, and yet somehow do not convey the depth of my enjoyment and admiration for this memoir of a young man who left a life of comfort and privilege to enlist in the United States Marine Corps at a time when combat duty in Vietnam was all but certain.
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Book Description A lyrical memoir of a prep school boy who creates his own path to higher learning: enlisting in the .
Kids like me didn't go to Vietnam, writes Jack McLean in his compulsively readable memoir. Raised in suburban New Jersey, he attended the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, but decided to put college on hold. After graduation in the spring of 1966, faced with the mandatory military draft, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for a two-year stint. Vietnam at the time was a country, and not yet a war, he writes.
McLean’s story climaxes with the horrific three-day Battle for Landing Zone Loon in June, 1968. Fought on a remote hill in the northwestern corner of South Vietnam, McLean bore witness to the horror of war and was forever changed. He returned home six weeks later to a country largely ambivalent to his service.
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Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 4/25/10 edition (May 25, 2010)
Pages: 256 pages