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Remains: Non-Viewable: A Memoir

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When John Sacret Young's cousin, Doug was killed in Vietnam, Young learned that the remains of every Vietnam casualty fell into one of two official categories: Viewable or Non-Viewable. He also discovered that such categories applied to how his New England family faced its own history.

This compelling narrative is the haunting story of a man coming to terms with himself, w
ebook, 288 pages
Published May 5th 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published May 1st 2005)
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Dec 30, 2014 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was actually a re-read of this memoir, which I first read in 2006. The author (creator and writer of "China Beach" and writer of several episodes of "West Wing") is a childhood friend and the occasion was my knowing that I was likely to see him, as I had following my earlier reading. The first time through several years ago, I confess that I may have focused more on who was mentioned and how than on its literary merit. This time, already knowing those answers, I read it as though a stranger ...more
Dec 07, 2012 Peggy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Despite an affinity for memoirs and some personal connections (he's not kidding...the water off Manomet is freezing!), I could not connect with this book at all. The author's writing style must be more suited for television.
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