The Cage : An Englishman In Vietnam

By: Abraham, Tom

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Fine condition.Bantam Press,2002.First edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Black hardback(silver lettering to the spine) with Dj(a couple of nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in fine condition.Illustrated inside the front and back cover,colour,b/w photos,map.Nice and clean pages as new with a small ink mark and light shelf wear on the outer edges,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first page of the book,crease and nick on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear.302pp including Glossary.Price clipped.First edition.

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Review: In the library of pungent, grittily written books on the Vietnam war, Tom Bud Abraham's The Cage is something different--something very different indeed. Bud Abraham was one of the very few Englishmen who served in Vietnam. In the late 60s he took part in some of the most carnage-filled battles of the war as an officer in the first Cavalry Division. His courage gained him a slew of medals, and he even obtained one of the most prestigious decorations awarded by the American army, the Silver Star. n nThis astonishing testimony takes us into the very heart of that nightmare conflict, and some passages are positively lacerating in their impact. Captured by the Viet Cong during the Tet offensive, Abraham endured torture during the relentless interrogations, and his bold escape into the treacherous jungle was a classic case of from frying pan to fire: his ordeal (naked, hungry, terrified) brought him (Abraham tells us) to the level of a beast. n nAbraham's ability to convey his own extreme psychological state is astonishing, but not just in terms of the Vietnam war: the book is equally involving when Abraham takes us on to the events that nearly destroyed his life 30 years after the conflict, when he had returned to England. Not a book for the squeamish, certainly, but the final effect of this trenchant and distinguished memoir is genuinely inspiring: a testimony to the endurance of the human spirit. --Barry Forshaw n nReview nAn Englishman's terrifying journey to the dark heart of the Vietnam War.

Title: The Cage : An Englishman In Vietnam

Author Name: Abraham, Tom

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Edition: First edition-first printing

Publisher: Bantam Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0593049683

ISBN Number 13: 9780593049686

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 404

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