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Where the Rivers Ran Backward

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Paperback, 291 pages
Published May 1st 1990 by Anchor (first published May 1989)
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Michael Burnam-fink
May 08, 2012 Michael Burnam-fink rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vietnam, vietnam-war, war, 2012
Some times it seems like everybody who went to Vietnam wrote a book about it; Merritt's book deserves our attention.

His memoir of a tour of duty as an engineer with the 25th Infantry Division in 1968 is brilliantly realized. The book is a series of vignettes punctuated by rock lyrics and headlines, like the memories of a generation blown apart by hate and lust and dope and killing. Merritt writes without bravado or the false perspective of history, speaking in the authentic voice of the grunts a
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