A Temporary Sort of Peace

Read [Jim McGarrah Book] ^ A Temporary Sort of Peace Online ^ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. A Temporary Sort of Peace Many years later, the former private first class, serial number 2371586, realized that for him, home had become the jungles of Vietnam, the one place where life was at its best and worst simultaneously every minute of every day. The book also includes the authors days with a small marine Combat Action Group trying to win the hearts and minds of Vietnamese in the village of Gia Le, his wounding by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade during the height of the Tet Offensive, and dealing with

A Temporary Sort of Peace

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Rating : 4.52 (954 Votes)
Asin : 0871952580
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 251 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-05-28
Language : English

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. About the Author Jim McGarrah teaches creative writing at the University of Southern Indiana, where he is an assistant professor in the English department. He is the author of an award-winning poetry collection, "Running the Voodoo Down"; the novel, "Going Postal"; and served as coeditor with Tom Watson of the Indiana Historical Society Press collection "Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana." McGarrah serves as poetry editor of "Southern Indiana Review" and is codirector of the RopeWalk Readers Series

. Jim McGarrah teaches creative writing at the University of Southern Indiana, where he is an assistant professor in the English department. He is the author of an award-winning poetry collection, "Running the Voodoo Down"; the novel, "Going Postal"; and served as coeditor with Tom Watson of the Indiana Historical Society Press collection "Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana." McGarrah serves as poetry editor of "So

"This story is not long winded or boring as many memoirs s can be" according to R.H. Ferriell. This story is not long winded or boring as many memoirs s can be. I can say I am glad to have read it, dispite the sometimes harsh material, as it can offers some insight into a soldiers mind. Some I have been lucky to befriend. I will never understand fully, but this is a helpful tool, written well. An important book.. "Compelling Page-Turner Warmed with Humor" according to T. McDaniel. This was one of the best memoirs I've read yet. Memoir is not my first pick among reads because, in general, I find them tedious and long-winded--what will do in 100 pages is instead done in Compelling Page-Turner Warmed with Humor This was one of the best memoirs I've read yet. Memoir is not my first pick among reads because, in general, I find them tedious and long-winded--what will do in 100 pages is instead done in 300 or 350. I'd rather read a novel and be entertained. However, McGarrah's memoir not only reads like a novel and jaunts along quickly to its end (there are many page-turning stories in this book), but it has the added benefit of a real-life-narrator admitting vulnerabilities and sharing hard-won wisdom with his reader throughout.McGarrah begins his story i. 00 or Compelling Page-Turner Warmed with Humor This was one of the best memoirs I've read yet. Memoir is not my first pick among reads because, in general, I find them tedious and long-winded--what will do in 100 pages is instead done in 300 or 350. I'd rather read a novel and be entertained. However, McGarrah's memoir not only reads like a novel and jaunts along quickly to its end (there are many page-turning stories in this book), but it has the added benefit of a real-life-narrator admitting vulnerabilities and sharing hard-won wisdom with his reader throughout.McGarrah begins his story i. 50. I'd rather read a novel and be entertained. However, McGarrah's memoir not only reads like a novel and jaunts along quickly to its end (there are many page-turning stories in this book), but it has the added benefit of a real-life-narrator admitting vulnerabilities and sharing hard-won wisdom with his reader throughout.McGarrah begins his story i. Christy said A Timely, Moving Memoir. A TEMPORARY SORT OF PEACE is a moving memoir of the author's experience in Vietnam. It is by turn funny, ironic, and tragic as Jim McGarrah narrates the events of his boyhood in Indiana, his naive entrance into the Marines, and his eventual disillusionment with the U.S. government's involvement in Vietnam. McGarrah's reflections on Vietnam and the American culture of imperialism are especially timely. It is almost impossible to read this book without comparing the terribly flawed wars in Vietnam and Iraq. A TEMPORARY SORT OF PEACE is a testament

Many years later, the former private first class, serial number 2371586, realized that for him, home had become "the jungles of Vietnam, the one place where life was at its best and worst simultaneously every minute of every day." The book also includes the author's days with a small marine Combat Action Group trying to win the hearts and minds of Vietnamese in the village of Gia Le, his wounding by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade during the height of the Tet Offensive, and dealing with his war memories back home in

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