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    DescriptionJohn Laurence covered the Vietnam war for CBS News from 1965 to 1970 and was judged by his colleagues to be the best television reporter of the war. His documentary about a squad of U.S. troops, "The World of Charlie Company," received every major award for broadcast journalism. Despite the professional acclaim, however, the traumatic stories Laurence covered became a personal burden that he carried long after the war was over. In this evocative, unflinching memoir, laced with humor, anger, love, and the unforgettable story of Meo, the Vietnamese cat, Laurence recalls coming of age during the war years as a journalist and as a man. Along the way, he clarifies the murky history of the war and the role that journalists played in altering its course. The Cat from Hue has earned passionate acclaim from many of the most renowned journalists and writers about the war, as well as from military officers and war veterans, book reviewers, and readers. Now available in trade paperback with a new epilogue, this book will stand with Michael Herr's Dispatches, Philip Caputo's A Rumor of War, and Neil Sheehan's A Bright, Shining Lie as one of the best books ever written about Vietnam-and about war generally.

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    The Cat from Hue
    A Vietnam War Story
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Laurence
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 864
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 45 mm
    Weight: 1,071 g
    ISBN 13: 9781586481605
    ISBN 10: 1586481606

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: KNTJ, HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.8
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    BIC subject category V2: BGB
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    LC classification: DS
    DC21: 959.7043092
    DC22: 959.7043092
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO025000
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS2
    BISAC V2.8: HIS048000, HIS027070
    Abridged Dewey: 959
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY022040
    BIC subject category V2: 1FMV
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: KNT, NHWR, NHWL, NHF, NHWR9, DNBB
    Edition statement
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    18 December 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    John Laurence's coverage of the Vietnam War for CBS News received the George Polk memorial award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad." His other experiences as a journalist include covering the Chicago 7 trial in 1969 and the Reagan presidential campaign in 1979-80. Laurence was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and has lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. He now lives in England.