☆ Everything Happened in Vietnam: The Year of the Rat || ↠ PDF Download by ✓ Robert Peter Thompson


  • Title: Everything Happened in Vietnam: The Year of the Rat
  • Author: Robert Peter Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780615244983
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback

  • What were you doing when you were nineteen Ride along on this breath stopping journey of the heart, mind and soul of a 19 year old Marine to 1969 Vietnam It s a full ride This story will grab hold of you and not let go A uniquely powerful departure from the genre of War literature Funny, brutal, insightful, intimatee narrative moves in the cadence of memories toWhat were you doing when you were nineteen Ride along on this breath stopping journey of the heart, mind and soul of a 19 year old Marine to 1969 Vietnam It s a full ride This story will grab hold of you and not let go A uniquely powerful departure from the genre of War literature Funny, brutal, insightful, intimatee narrative moves in the cadence of memories told as stories over a camp fire Thompson transports you into the mind space of his 19 year old self, poignantly reminding us that teenagers, boys even, fought this war, grew up there, grew old there, changed forever there This memoir is a tour in Vietnam like it was difficult, fear filled, deep friendships, confusion, anger, humorous, sadness, grief and horror It easily can stand beside such memoirs as Robert Graves Good Bye to All That Students of history will find this book engrossing as a personal account of the average guy s experience in war Students of Vietnam will experience a virtual reality tour in Nam through Thompson His description of action is so realistic, so emotionally compelling, that you live Thompson s tour Yet, he does not blame the system, the government or the military for his tour He simply allows you to enter 1960s Vietnam in a way that will change your opinion of those who lived it You also find out why it was his Year of the Rat.
    Robert Peter Thompson
    I am an Indy Author of my Memoir Non fiction History book EVERYTHING HAPPENED IN VIETNAM THE YEAR OF THE RAT For many years I had no intention of writing this book I always had the intention of writing a novel However, the guys I knew and was close with in Vietnam, especially those who did not survive, seemed to always be saying in the back of my mind You will write our stories Perhaps it seems overly dramatic, but it is true Finally, to have any peace I had no choice but to start writing I did so by pencil and filled 2 large dark green notebooks Then, when practically finished with the manuscript, I entered a dark period of my life The manuscript sat for 5 years Nobody read it including myself Then something happened and I bought my first laptop and started working in earnest I created this book cover to cover myself The photos on the front and back covers are of me Not out of vanity, but because they are original to 1969 and seemed to fit with the story I started on Create Space with my Print Edition and have been very happy with them Recently I published my book with Kindle This has been an exciting experience My only goal has been to draw readers to my book as I believe it is a story True Story that needs to be read I wrote this book in the style of a novel, so it is no dry accounting of war tactics and it is certainly not political I took great pains to not allow politics to dirty up the story of the guys I knew and came to love who gave it all We were not politicians We were Warriors Each in our own way And we were young I was a 19 year old Marine when I came back from Vietnam This story transcends Vietnam though It could be a story about any war Any time and any place I hope you can take a few moments to get to know it What affect does war and combat have on our young warriors Does the average citizen really know Do they ever really think about it Perhaps they don t want to, yet we as a nation send them off This book is my self published memoir of life as a 19 year old Marine in 1969 Vietnam Yes, it is harsh in part but also inspiring and even replete with the kind of humor you will find nowhere else It is also beautiful Hard to believe when you read the forward I created for my book It is to me Still, we should know We should try to understand It is true and we should show respect and care for those who have walked this path Forward to EVERYTHING HAPPENED IN VIETNAM THE YEAR OF THE RAT By Robert Peter Thompson But not everything is remembered and not everything is told Lost with those who did not survive and with those who did not return Lost in the chaos and confusion and the self protective suppression of the formidable and yet fragile mind Sometimes that which affects you most is that which you can no longer see and is perhaps better left alone But what of that which so stubbornly remains and cries out as it does from the darkness of time and says I am here, I am still here, you will look at me, for I will never go away Sincerely,Bob T aka Robert Peter Thompson USMC 1967 1969


    Commentaires:

    Doug DePew
    In "Everything Happened in Vietnam: The Year of the Rat", Robert Peter Thompson has given us a glimpse of what the war looked like through his eyes. It is very authentic. This book reads much like sitting and hearing Mr. Thompson tell his story. The stream of consciousness style lends itself well to the confusion of war. His conversational writing is pleasant. It's like sitting in a bar and listening to an old friend relate his memories. At times, I became a little lost but I'd keep reading. The [...]

    Joanne Mazzotta
    War is hell. Vietnam war is the lowest level of hell. Robert Peter Thompson lived to tell about it. Only the truth can sound like this, and it sounds devastating, but it happened and it won't go away. This book shows us just how much a human being can endure. His writing is smooth as glass, while you forget your'e actually reading a truth you never imagined. Riveting!See the man who lost his innocence in hell. amazon/-/e/B007Q32TXU

    Robert Thompson
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Tour in Vietnam By J. Beat Format: Kindle eBook A friend of mine in the Army told me that everyone owed two years to their country and Vietnam was the dirty end of the stick. He just wanted to do his tour and go home and be a pipefitter. All he wanted was a simple, normal life. He didn't make it. Thompson's book is about people like my friend. It's about friendships that become a part of your heart, fear that sears your soul and simple bravery that makes you proud of young m [...]

    Robert Thompson
    Ride along on this breath stopping journey of the heart, mind and soul of a 19 year old Marine in this true account of the author's life and experiences in 1969 Vietnam. EVERYTHING HAPPENED IN VIETNAM - THE YEAR OF THE RAT is no dry accounting of military strategy or historical narrative, but rather written in a style more in keeping with the novel, it is a heart rending, soul touching exploration of humanity as a young man comes face to face with the godless countenance of the merciless Rat of [...]

    Simon Shee
    This is a really enjoyable and interesting book. The account of the author's time in Vietnam during the war has a freshness and vitality that is rare in books about war. I felt like I was there watching events unfold. I think that all aspects of war history should be recorded and the experiences of a company clerk are just as valid as those of a hung-ho special forces' warrior. From the writing it is evident that the memories are still fresh in the author's mind and that it was probably importan [...]

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