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The Resource Once a warrior king : memories of an officer in Vietnam, David Donovan

Once a warrior king : memories of an officer in Vietnam, David Donovan

Label
Once a warrior king : memories of an officer in Vietnam
Title
Once a warrior king
Title remainder
memories of an officer in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
David Donovan
Title variation
Memories of an officer in Vietnam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Portrays the Vietnam experience of an officer and a gentlemen. It is the story of a man with a sense of honor and responsibility that extended beyond his immediate command and encompassed the people of the rural Vietnamese village he was sent to defend. It is a portrait of a compassionate man, a humane soldier and a soldierly humanist, and the precarious mental and physical balance he maintained through the horrors of war. In April 1969, David Donovan arrived in the Mekong Delta. A raw and idealistic first lieutenant fresh from the Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Donovan joined an isolated four-man American team operating alone in a remote rural area of the Delta, sent off by the army to cooperate with village chiefs and local militia- and to win the war. As chief commanding officer of his unit, Donovan led patrol and combat missions, and this book vividly recreates the suspense of night ambushes and the high-pitched emotions of surprise attacks and man-to-man warfare in the swamps and jungles of the Delta. But Donovan also became involved with the lives of the civilians of Tram Chim in a role beyond that of military adviser. He was caught up in the Vietnamese culture, its local and national politics, in friendships and families torn apart by the tragic war. Eventually he was inducted into a Vietnamese brotherhood- a sect of honorary "warrior kings." On his return to the United States, Donovan found that Vietnam had become a part of him, separating him from his wife and children, his family and friends. Donovan's chilling account of "coming home, " of his enormous internal battle, is as dramatic as his tales of combat in the Delta. Powerfully written, taut, and compelling, this is an extraordinary book about the Vietnam experience that will burn itself into the minds and hearts of readers." -- Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donovan, David
Dewey number
959.704/38
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS559.5
LC item number
.D66 1985
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Donovan, David
  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Soldiers
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Soldiers
  • Vietnam
Target audience
adult
Label
Once a warrior king : memories of an officer in Vietnam, David Donovan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: An incident in Dong Tien, 1969 -- The beginnings -- The kingdom -- The endings
Control code
ocm11726788
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780070175921
Lccn
85000102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
959.7043373 D719 ; GE-G ; GE1308TOSHDON JB.
Other physical details
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) 11726788
  • (Sirsi) 11726788
  • (OCoLC)11726788
Label
Once a warrior king : memories of an officer in Vietnam, David Donovan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: An incident in Dong Tien, 1969 -- The beginnings -- The kingdom -- The endings
Control code
ocm11726788
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 323 pages
Isbn
9780070175921
Lccn
85000102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
959.7043373 D719 ; GE-G ; GE1308TOSHDON JB.
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 11726788
  • (Sirsi) 11726788
  • (OCoLC)11726788

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