Sergeant Dickinson is the radioman of a Special Forces A-team in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam. The camp is encircled and attacked for nine days by the North Vietnamese Army which wants to lure larger American units into combat for the first time. The war grows larger and darker, and Dickinson continues to be drawn back to it, tour after tour, even when he has the opportunity to leave, even though his post-traumatic stress threatens to overwhelm him. Readers of We Were Soldiers Once...and Young, or those who saw the movie, will be interested in the battle that led to the battle in the Ia Drang Valley depicted in We Were Soldiers... Library Journal: "Highly Recommended." New York Times: "First-rate fiction about battlefield experience." Nelson DeMille: "The hard-hitting simplicity of Hemingway and the imagination of Philip Caputo...Truly remarkable and original."
About Jerome Gold of Seattle, WA
Jerome Gold has published short stories, essays, poetry and reviews in a variety of magazines and journals. His most recent book is Paranoia & Heartbreak. He has a doctorate in social anthropology and spent fifteen years as a counselor in a prison for children in Washington state. During the Viet Nam war he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army Special Forces. During the first Gulf War, he served on the general staff of a reserve command.