Flower Of The Dragon: The breakdown of the U.S. Army in Vietnam

Flower Of The Dragon The breakdown of the U S Army in Vietnam None

  • Title: Flower Of The Dragon: The breakdown of the U.S. Army in Vietnam
  • Author: Richard Boyle
  • ISBN: 9780878670208
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Doctor Rock: You know you come off with this journalist bullshit all the goddamn time, you know that? I haven't seen one article Richard Boyle: I wrote a book! "Flower of the Dragon"! Doctor Rock: "Flower of the Dragon"? That was ten years ago, Boyle! Richard Boyle: It was a big exposé! Doctor Rock: Ten years ago! What have you written since? Richard Boyle: Articles. Doctor Rock: What articles? Richard Boyle: I wrote for a right wing newspaper in El Salvador about guerillas. Doctor Rock: [sarca [...]

    2. Written by the man who later had a hand in creating the biopic historical film Salvador, this striking, psychologically-ingrained book highlights the differences and inner attitudes of soldiers, reporters and others during the Vietnam War. Flower of the Dragon is a little dated but an excellent capturing of the times.

    3. An excellent book detailing soldier's mutinies and corruption in Vietnam at the height of the war. I found Boyle's plunge into activism as a particularly interesting considering his conflicting role as a war correspondent. It becomes obvious through Boyle's reporting that there was an underlining conflict between 'lifers', those who joined the military as a career, and average grunts who were drafted which resulted in murder and mutiny. Old as this book is, it is interesting to get a contemporar [...]

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