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A common virtue : a novel, James A. Hawkins

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A common virtue : a novel
Title
A common virtue
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James A. Hawkins
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Becoming a man is difficult--even in the best of circumstances--but when it must be done in 1968 with the Year of the Monkey set to explode onto the cities and battlefields of a war-torn Vietnam, it is only the very best who make the grade. A Common Virtue has the immediacy and punch of today's fears as it draws on yesterday's headlines. When the armies of Ho Chi Mihn push across the demilitarized zone on a scale never thought possible and simultaneously strike at hundreds of targets, American Marines are at the forefront--dependent on information from a special reconnaissance force that is the only thing that can stop Hanoi from using a New Year's opportunity to seize the country. Unfolding against this background is the story of Marine Paul Jackson, the sole survivor of a hillside massacre. A sniper and reconnaissance innovator, his epic march through the annals of the horrific bureaucracy that is the U.S. military in 1968 is the heart of this story. As an eighteen-year-old Marine he learns at an early age what he must do to survive; what he must do to excel; and what he must do to fit into the most exclusive military fraternity in the world. A Common Virtue is about the other half of heroism, the part that pits a warrior against an American public that despises his uniform, against internal factions that brand him a "coward," and against a beautiful woman who wants nothing more than for him to stay home and love her. It is about growing into manhood in a toxic America and a world gone mad. Tough choices, painful experiences, and an instinct for survival work to create a leader of legend. Exciting, historical, and far reaching, A Common Virtue is an ambitious and explosive creation; one that could only have been written by one who was there"--
  • "When the armies of Ho Chi Mihn push across the demilitarized zone on a scale never thought possible and simultaneously strike at hundreds of targets, American Marines are at the forefront. Unfolding against this background is the story of Marine Paul Jackson, the sole survivor of a hillside massacre. A sniper and reconnaissance innovator, his epic march through the annals of the horrific bureaucracy that is the U.S. military in 1968 is the heart of this story. As an eighteen-year-old Marine he is pitted against an American public that despises his uniform, against internal factions that brand him a "coward," and against a beautiful woman who wants nothing more than for him to stay home and love her. It is about growing into manhood in a toxic America and a world gone mad"--
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Hawkins, James A
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A8933
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Marines
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Bureaucracy
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • FICTION
  • Bureaucracy
  • Marines
  • United States
Label
A common virtue : a novel, James A. Hawkins
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
  • Front Cover; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright ; Dedication ; Acknowledgments; Author's Note; 1. Quang Tri Province, Northern I Corps ; 2. NVA Base Camp, Quang Trip Province ; 3. Duc Lo Firebase, Quang Tri Province ; 4. Duc Lo Firebase, Quang Tri Province ; 5. Headquarters 26th Marines, Phu Bai ; 6. Headquarters 26th Marines, Phu Bai ; 7. Supply Depot, Phu Bai ; 8. Transient NCO's Hooch, Phu Bai; 9. VMO-6 Flight Line, Phu Bai; 10. Laos, Vietnam, and DMZ Borders ; 11. Harbor Site, Northeastern Quang Tri Province ; 12. Headquarters 26th Marines, Phu Bai; 13. Phu Bai
  • 14. Headquarters 26th Marines, Phu Bai15. Near the Laotian Border; 16. Headquarters, 26th Marine Regiment, Phu Bai; 17. Duc Lo Firebase; 18. Duc Lo Firebase; 19. 85th Medevac Hospital, Da Nang; 20. Da Nang; 21. Los Angeles International Airport; 22. St. Paul Hotel, Washington, D.C.; 23. Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia; 24. Schools Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia; 25. Platoon 68-097, Schools Battalion, Quantico, Virginia; 26. Platoon 68-097 Quarters, Quantico, Virginia; 27. Regimental Headquarters, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia
  • 28. Platoon 68-097, Schools Battalion, Quantico, Virginia29. Hotel Delmonico, New York City; 30. New York City 2130, April 12, 1968; 31. New York City 0210, April 13, 1968; 32. American Airlines Flight 718 to Washington, D.C.; 33. Quantico, Virginia; 34. St. Paul's Hotel, Washington, D.C.; 35. 302 West Twelfth Street, New York City; 36. Phu Bai; 37. 3rd Force Recon Officers' Quarters, Phu Bai; 38. 3rd Force Recon, Phu Bai; 39. Hai Van Pass; 40. Ambush Site, Au Shau Valley, Quang Tri Province; 41. Headquarters 3rd Force Recon, Phu Bai; 42. Hai Van Pass; 43. Hai Van Pass
  • 44. Headquarters 3rd Force Recon, Phu BaiGlossary ; About the Author
Control code
886881679
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612517940
Lccn
2014032446
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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a1cf5b3f-6eea-44a2-ac01-32b6658282c2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)886881679
Label
A common virtue : a novel, James A. Hawkins
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright ; Dedication ; Acknowledgments; Author's Note; 1. Quang Tri Province, Northern I Corps ; 2. NVA Base Camp, Quang Trip Province ; 3. Duc Lo Firebase, Quang Tri Province ; 4. Duc Lo Firebase, Quang Tri Province ; 5. Headquarters 26th Marines, Phu Bai ; 6. Headquarters 26th Marines, Phu Bai ; 7. Supply Depot, Phu Bai ; 8. Transient NCO's Hooch, Phu Bai; 9. VMO-6 Flight Line, Phu Bai; 10. Laos, Vietnam, and DMZ Borders ; 11. Harbor Site, Northeastern Quang Tri Province ; 12. Headquarters 26th Marines, Phu Bai; 13. Phu Bai
  • 14. Headquarters 26th Marines, Phu Bai15. Near the Laotian Border; 16. Headquarters, 26th Marine Regiment, Phu Bai; 17. Duc Lo Firebase; 18. Duc Lo Firebase; 19. 85th Medevac Hospital, Da Nang; 20. Da Nang; 21. Los Angeles International Airport; 22. St. Paul Hotel, Washington, D.C.; 23. Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia; 24. Schools Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia; 25. Platoon 68-097, Schools Battalion, Quantico, Virginia; 26. Platoon 68-097 Quarters, Quantico, Virginia; 27. Regimental Headquarters, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia
  • 28. Platoon 68-097, Schools Battalion, Quantico, Virginia29. Hotel Delmonico, New York City; 30. New York City 2130, April 12, 1968; 31. New York City 0210, April 13, 1968; 32. American Airlines Flight 718 to Washington, D.C.; 33. Quantico, Virginia; 34. St. Paul's Hotel, Washington, D.C.; 35. 302 West Twelfth Street, New York City; 36. Phu Bai; 37. 3rd Force Recon Officers' Quarters, Phu Bai; 38. 3rd Force Recon, Phu Bai; 39. Hai Van Pass; 40. Ambush Site, Au Shau Valley, Quang Tri Province; 41. Headquarters 3rd Force Recon, Phu Bai; 42. Hai Van Pass; 43. Hai Van Pass
  • 44. Headquarters 3rd Force Recon, Phu BaiGlossary ; About the Author
Control code
886881679
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612517940
Lccn
2014032446
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a1cf5b3f-6eea-44a2-ac01-32b6658282c2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)886881679

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