The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story

By: Laurence, John

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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.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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John Laurence covered the Vietnam war for CBS News from its early days, through the bloody battle of Hue in 1968, to the Cambodian invasion. He was judged by his colleagues to be the best television reporter of the war, 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 M o, a cat rescued from the battle of Hue, 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 Hu 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. 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

Author/Composer: Laurence, John

Categories: Biography/Memoir,

Publisher: Public Affairs: 2002-12

ISBN Number: 1586481606

ISBN Number 13: 9781586481605

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 002915

Keywords: Vietnam War, Military Conflict, War Stories, History Books, Biography, War Correspondents,