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The Resource Keep your head down : a memoir, Doug Anderson

Keep your head down : a memoir, Doug Anderson

Label
Keep your head down : a memoir
Title
Keep your head down
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Doug Anderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An award-winning poet highlights the vibrant history of his generation in a farewell to Vietnam, the chaotic sixties, and their long aftermath. "We tend to write about what will not go away," Doug Anderson says in this candid, darkly humorous journey of self-discovery. Beginning in 1943, in the pre-civil rights South filled with tobacco and war stories, he recalls the difficult childhood that propels him into service in Vietnam. In 1967, having returned home deeply shaken by his experience as a combat medical corpsman, Anderson plunges into the heady freedoms and excesses of the sixties. His downward spiral - through booze, substance abuse, and sex - brings him dangerously close to a total breakdown. Finally, in a return group visit to Vietnam in 2000, he meets with former enemies now become writers and poets. Moved by the realization that "the last time I saw these people they were trying to kill me," Anderson confronts the past and calls upon a story - this powerful story - to rebuild a life."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anderson, Doug
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.N3456
LC item number
Z46 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anderson, Doug
  • Anderson, Doug
  • Poets, American
  • Veterans
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
Label
Keep your head down : a memoir, Doug Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
286488723
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780393068559
Lccn
2009009093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)286488723
Label
Keep your head down : a memoir, Doug Anderson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
286488723
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780393068559
Lccn
2009009093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)286488723

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