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    Title
    If I Die in a Combat Zone
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim O'Brien
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 199
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 338 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714510064
    ISBN 10: 0714510068
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV
    DC19: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    BIC subject category V2: FJMV
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC014000
    Publisher
    Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    27 September 1973
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review text
    A group of very low-keyed autobiographical sketches about America's least-popular war, narrated by an intelligent, rather lonely Pfc. who knows he really should be somewhere else. Between rather off-handed descriptions of legs being blown off and gooks wasted is a running apologia pro vita sua that works just because it is so sincere in its rather adolescent Socratic ponderings: "Men must know what they do is courageous, they must know it is right, and that kind of knowledge is wisdom and nothing else." Bits of innocent midwestern background and letters from boot-camp comrade Eric who quotes Robinson Jeffers complete the sadness. There have been and will be more better and worse soldier-survivor recalls of that slaughterhouse we now call Nam. (Kirkus Reviews)