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The Resource The Big Buddha Bicycle Race : a novel, Terence A. Harkin

The Big Buddha Bicycle Race : a novel, Terence A. Harkin

Label
The Big Buddha Bicycle Race : a novel
Title
The Big Buddha Bicycle Race
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Terence A. Harkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brendan Leary, assigned to an Air Force photo squadron an hour from L.A., thinks he has it made. But when the U.S. invades Cambodia and he joins his buddies who march in protest, he is shipped off to an obscure air base in upcountry Thailand. There, he finds himself flying at night over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in a secret war that turns the mountains of Laos into a napalm-scorched moonscape. As the emotional vise tightens, his moral fiber crumbles and he sinks ever deeper into a netherworld of drugs, sex, and booze. When a visit by Nixon looms, Brendan dreams up an all-squadron bicycle race to build morale, win hearts and minds in rural Thailand, and make him and his underpaid buddies a pile of money. The Big Buddha Bicycle Race is a last gasp of hope that turns into a unifying adventure--until the stakes turn out to be far higher than anyone imagined. The Big Buddha Bicycle Race is a new take on the Vietnam War. A caper on the surface, it is also a tribute to the complex culture and history of southeast Asia and a sober remembrance of those groups who have been erased from American history--the brash active-duty soldiers who risked prison by taking part in the GI anti-war movement, the gutsy air commandos who risked death night after night flying over the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and the people of Laos, whose bodies and land were devastated in ways that have yet to be fully acknowledged in Western accounts of the war."--
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Provided by publisher
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Harkin, Terence A
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A7426
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • War
  • Americans
  • Soldiers
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Americans
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Psychological aspects
  • Soldiers
  • War
  • Thailand
  • FICTION / General
Label
The Big Buddha Bicycle Race : a novel, Terence A. Harkin
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1027477306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804040907
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027477306
Label
The Big Buddha Bicycle Race : a novel, Terence A. Harkin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1027477306
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804040907
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027477306

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