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In Pharaoh's Army is Tobias Wolff's unflinching account of his tour in Vietnam, his tangled journey there and back. Using his old wiles and talents, he passes through boot camp, trains as a paratrooper, volunteers for the Special Forces, studies Vietnamese, and - without really believing it himself - becomes an officer in the U.S. Army. Then, inexorably, he finds himself drawn into the war, sent to the Mekong Delta as adviser to a Vietnamese battalion." "More or less innocent, self-deluded but rapidly growing less so, he dedicates himself not to victory but to survival. For despite his impressive credentials, he recognizes in himself laughably little aptitude for the military life and no taste at all for the war. He ricochets between boredom and terror and grief for lost friends; then and in the years to come, he reckons the cost of staying alive." "A superb memoir of war, In Pharaoh's Army is an intimate recounting of the central event of our recent past. Once again Tobias Wolff has combined the art of the best fiction and the immediacy of personal history - with authority, humanity, and sure conviction.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 959.7043092 .W855i 1994 (Text) 37814003033991 NON-FICTION Book None 07/26/2018 Available -
Blue Mountain Community College Library 959.704 W85i (Text) 33122002490780 Main Collection Book None 09/19/2005 Available -
Harney County Library 959.704 WOLFF (Text) 37720000385914 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 07/07/2007 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0679760237
  • ISBN: 9780679760238
  • ISBN: 0679402179
  • ISBN: 9780679402176
  • Physical Description: 221 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Vintage books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995.

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General Note:
Originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.
Formatted Contents Note:
Thanksgiving special -- Command presence -- White man -- Close calls -- Duty -- A federal offense -- The lesson -- Old China -- I right a wrong -- Souvenir -- The rough humor of soldiers -- Civilian -- Last shot.
Summary, etc.:
In Pharaoh's Army is Tobias Wolff's unflinching account of his tour in Vietnam, his tangled journey there and back. Using his old wiles and talents, he passes through boot camp, trains as a paratrooper, volunteers for the Special Forces, studies Vietnamese, and - without really believing it himself - becomes an officer in the U.S. Army. Then, inexorably, he finds himself drawn into the war, sent to the Mekong Delta as adviser to a Vietnamese battalion." "More or less innocent, self-deluded but rapidly growing less so, he dedicates himself not to victory but to survival. For despite his impressive credentials, he recognizes in himself laughably little aptitude for the military life and no taste at all for the war. He ricochets between boredom and terror and grief for lost friends; then and in the years to come, he reckons the cost of staying alive." "A superb memoir of war, In Pharaoh's Army is an intimate recounting of the central event of our recent past. Once again Tobias Wolff has combined the art of the best fiction and the immediacy of personal history - with authority, humanity, and sure conviction.
Subject: Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Personal narratives, American
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography

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