Its a book about a timeless theme, the Vietnam war and about all that what comes that war. Its a a "good ole" war, a traditional one from the past, without drones, with cemeteries full of heroes. How come that heroes are actually always ending up on cemeteries?
Since NATO lead war against Yugoslavia we talk about "Humanitarian War". Today behind every soldier is a psychiatrist to save him from mental harm. And we are willing to go for war for Human Rights what we justify as "the responsibility to protect" like its a story from Orwell. So, I thourght its a good idea to look back to the times of Vietnam, so I went Alice's reading of her book.
1968: Getting Out — When Toby Woodruff is drafted, he tries to find a middle ground between “going in” and “getting out” of the war and nearly loses his life.
1982: If I Should Stay — A Thanksgiving celebration brings out the tensions in the Percy family as they all try to put the 1960s and the war behind them.
1993: Leaving Vietnam — When Vietnam begins to reopen to the West, Sarah Shepherd has a chance to see the world as her brother Walter last glimpsed it.
Alice's book is titled "Collateral Damage':
Alice K Boatwright
Standing Stone Books, 2012
ISBN: 0983617244, 9780983617242