PLEASE NOTE: I just received this from the author!!
Michele, actually my book is now an eBook and it is free to download and read at archive.org, free-ebooks.net and Obooko. I really don't know what Amazon is doing, as my hardback book has been out of print for some time. I think they bought some books from people or something. I do not understand why they are pricing it like that. My goal now is promoting my eBook and getting it to readers for free on the Internet in eBook format. Michael
What a powerful little novel this is. It is only 42 pages long but filled with word images that may never leave me. I know a lot of guys who went to Vietnam. Those who came back were disillusioned and angry, not the same people as when they left. None of them to this day will talk about it. If you ask them, they will kind of glare at you and turn around and walk away. I was not one of those who took part in the anti war movement--but I definitely remember it like it was yesterday.
Because this was not a "declared" war the returning vets got very little help and a lot of them ended up jobless and homeless. There are still Vietnam vets out there jobless and homeless and still very angry.
This book answered a lot of my questions--but be careful what you wish for and most important-don't ever let this happen again to another generation of young Americans.
About the Book: (from Goodreads)
Across The Pond by Michael McCormick is the story of a young American who fights in the Vietnam War for his country, only to be rejected when he comes home. The author based the book on his experience as a U.S. Marine who served in combat.
Praise for Across the Pond:
"This little book grips the reader from the beginning and does not let go. It is written with the violence and fury of Leon Uris's Battle Cry, and the tenderness and compassion of a simple poet.... It is a poignant reminder that many of the stories of that war are yet to be told. I believe it will be recognized as one of the important books to come out of that war and McCormick will rank with the other writers of his generation, equaling their intensity, integrity, and impact....With an emotional intensity that is sometimes overwhelming, Across the Pond is a short, violent, extremely powerful forty-two-page ride through hell that you will never forget." - Ron Kovic, Author of Born on the 4th of July
About the Author: (from Goodreads)
Charles Michael McCormick grew up in Ohio, USA, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star Medal for combat action during the Vietnam War. After the war, he earned his B.A. in psychology and his M.A. in clinical psychology. He now lives in Oakland, California.
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