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John Laurence covered the Vietnam war for CBS News from 1965 to 1970 and was judged by his colleagues to be the best television reporter of the war. His documentary about a squad of U.S. troops, "The World of Charlie Company," received every major award for broadcast journalism. Despite the professional acclaim, however, the traumatic stories Laurence covered became a personal burden that he carried long after the war was over.
In this evocative, unflinching memoir, laced with humor, anger, love, and the unforgettable story of Meo, the Vietnamese cat, Laurence recalls coming of age during the war years as a journalist and as a man. Along the way, he clarifies the murky history of the war and the role that journalists played in altering its course.
"The Cat from Hue" has earned passionate acclaim from many of the most renowned journalists and writers about the war, as well as from military officers and war veterans, book reviewers, and readers. Now available in trade paperback with a new epilogue, this book will stand with Michael Herr's "Dispatches," Philip Caputo's "A Rumor of War," and Neil Sheehan's "A Bright, Shining Lie" as one of the best books ever written about Vietnam-and about war generally.
Title: The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story
Publisher: Public Affairs: 2002-12
ISBN Number: 1586481606
ISBN Number 13: 9781586481605
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Item: 37.00 Item
Seller ID: 002915
Description: Good Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Moderate cover wear. Minor outer soil. Used paperback book copy of The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story by John Laurence. Map by Anita Karl and Jim Kemp. New York: Public Affairs (Perseus Book Group), 2002. Printed in U.S.A. X, 841 pages. 6.25 x 9.25 inches, 24 cm. Publisher summary: An evocative, vividly detailed memoir of the madness and miracles of the Vietnam War by an award-winning reporter whose experiences in combat and whose relationship with a Vietnamese cat named Meo have haunted and inspired him for more than twenty-five years. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!