||A War Apart
By Eric Hobbs
|How far would you go to be with the person you love? Would you dodge the draft? Would you desert the Army while in combat? Would you sentence men to their deaths to return to the person you love? These are the questions Eric Williams must face in the novel "A War Apart."
A War Apart
Format: Paperback, 82 pp
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Set in the turbulent 1960s, A War Apart tells the tale of two lovers that are forever changed by the Vietnam War that tore them apart. While traveling to London, Eric Williams meets Sarah Wellington and the two fall instantly in love. After a brief courtship, Eric asks Sarah to return to Annapolis, Maryland to begin a new life. When the two return to America, Eric is notified that he has been drafted into the Army. Similar to thousands of citizens like him, Eric is forced to leave the love of his life to fight in the jungles of Vietnam. Now Eric must survive the nightmares of war in order to return from the war that tore them apart. Like the country, the two lovers would never be the same.
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|The Vietnam War|
|Timeline of the Vietnam conflict from 1945-1997|
|In addition to a classic love story, "A War Apart" discusses many issues related to the Vietnam War though many perspectives.
Each character brings a different perspective to the table.
From the causes of the war to the people who fought in it "A War Apart" attempts to bring the reader both sides of the story.
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|Recomended books on the Vietnam War:
Karnow,Stanley. "Vietnam: A History," (New York: Penguin Books, 1997).
Gilbert,Marc, ed. "Why The North Won the Vietnam War," (New York: Palgrave, 2002).
McNamera,Robert. "Argument Without End: In Search of Answers of the Vietnam Tragedy" (New York: Public Affairs,1999).
Moore,Harold and Joseph Galloway."We Were Soldiers Once...And Young" (New York: Random House, 1992).
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|"War kills everyone, but only the lucky die on the battlefield."
--Sergeant Chambers in "A War Apart"
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