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James A. Hawkins's A Common Virtue: A Novel PDF

By James A. Hawkins

ISBN-10: 161251796X

ISBN-13: 9781612517964

Becoming a guy is hard . . . even within the better of conditions, but if it has to be performed in 1968 and with the yr of the Monkey set to blow up onto the towns and battlefields of a war-torn country, it's only the superior who make the grade.

A universal Virtue has the immediacy and punch of today’s fears because it attracts on yesterday’s headlines. whilst the armies of Ho Chi Mihn push around the demilitarized sector on a scale by no means inspiration attainable and at the same time strike at hundreds of thousands of goals, American Marines are on the vanguard – depending on details from a distinct reconnaissance strength that's the merely factor which can cease Hanoi from utilizing a brand new Year’s chance to grab the country.

This is the tale of Paul Jackson, Sole survivor of a hillside bloodbath, Marine Corps sniper and reconnaissance innovator, and his epic march throughout the annals of the terrible paperwork that's the usa army in 1968. An eighteen-year-old Marine learns, at an early age, what he needs to do to outlive; what he needs to do to excel; and what has to be performed to slot into the main specific fraternity within the world.

A universal Virtue is set the opposite 1/2 heroism, the half that pits a warrior opposed to an American public that despises his uniform, opposed to inner factions that model him a “coward,” and opposed to a gorgeous lady who desires not anything greater than for him to stick domestic and love her. it's approximately growing to be into manhood in a poisonous the United States and a global long gone mad. tricky offerings, painful reports, and an intuition for survival paintings to create a pacesetter of legend.

Exciting, ancient, and much attaining, A universal Virtue is an formidable and explosive construction; one who may basically were written via one that was once there.

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