The Odd Angry ShotPaperback Text Classics
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- Publisher: Text Classics
- Format: Paperback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 127mm x 196mm x 13mm | 136g
- Publication date: 12 November 2013
- Publication City/Country: Melbourne
- ISBN 10: 1922079715
- ISBN 13: 9781922079718
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 531,192
Based on the author's experience in the Australian Army, "The Odd Angry Shot" is the seminal account of Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War: brief and bracing, tragic yet darkly funny.This classic Australian novel won Australia's National Book Council Award and became an iconic film.
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William Nagle was born in Bacchus Marsh, Australia in 1947. Enlisting in the army in 1964, he qualified as a cook the next year. In mid-1966 he was deployed with the SAS to Saigon, but was sent home for subordination and later discharged. His award-winning novel "The Odd Angry Shot" fictionalized his experiences in Vietnam. Nagle married and spent the latter years of his life in Los Angeles. He died in 2002. Paul Ham is the multi-award-winning author of Hiroshima Nagasaki (2011), Vietnam: The Australian War (2007), Kokoda (2004) and Sandakan (2012). Since 1998 Paul has been the Australia correspondent for the London Sunday Times, covering politics, business and current affairs.