A Field of Innocence: An Autobiography

A Field of Innocence: An Autobiography by Jack Estes

Title: A Field of Innocence: An Autobiography
Author: Jack Estes
ISBN10: 0932576540
ISBN13: 978-0932576545
Publisher: Far Corner Books (November 1, 1987)
Language: English
Subcategory: Americas
Size PDF: 1412 kb
Size Fb2: 1864 kb
Rating: 4.3/5
Votes: 327
Pages: 277 pages
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A Field of Innocence: An Autobiography by Jack Estes


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A Field of Innocence is Jack Estes' astounding autobiographical account of raw Marines who, in their 1968 deployment to Vietnam, begin to realize that the potential of their young lives is about to be destroyed. It is the most brutal of initiations and loss of innocence for teenage American boys, who, fresh from boot camp, are thrust into a series of horrifically inescapable incidents of explosive violence that will either kill them or severely impact them for the remaining days of their lives. This is a seismic jolt for the reader as well: To be brought from such a comfortable distance into a Southeast Asian jungle, a tranquil tropical setting spasmodically shattered by an ambush or booby trap, is humbling and terrifying. ( Amazon customer )