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Friendly Fire

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 1st 1982 by Bantam (first published 1976)
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Joseph
Apr 30, 2016 Joseph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: war
Friendly Fire by C.D.B. Bryan is not your typical Vietnam War book. Bryan, a graduate of Yale and (unhappy) veteran of the Korean War, developed this book from a series of articles written for The New Yorker. Friendly Fire centers around the friendly fire death Michael Mullen and his parents', Pat and Gene, investigation of the event.

This is mostly written as narrative fiction with very few notes. Bryan admits that he was trying to present the story rather than the method of research. Michael M
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Donna Davis
Bryan was a journalist and author during the mid-twentieth century, and Friendly Fire, which originally began as a story for the New Yorker and grew into something more, tells the story of the Mullen family and their response to the death of Michael, a clean-cut young man that answered his draft notice, dutifully served and was killed by friendly fire not long after he was sent to Vietnam. Thank s goes to Open Road Integrated Media and to Net Galley for the invitation to read and review. This is ...more
Rhonda
Nov 03, 2014 Rhonda rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
True story from the Vietnam era. Peg Mullen documents her struggle to find the truth of her son's death; and the government's reluctance to admit the truth. This book will stay with you.
Lew Button
Friendly Fire; C.B.D. Bryan: Open Road Integrated Media
C. S. Lewis in one of his books opines that evil is not done in the sordid dens of iniquity so prominent in the writings of Dickens but rather it is conceived and ordered in clean, carpeted, warm and well-lighted offices. He adds that his symbol for Hell is something like a bureaucracy. I wonder what Lewis would have said about Hell after reading Friendly Fire.
The Mullen family certainly found the government bureaucracy a rather hellish plac
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Giftedteacher
May 29, 2016 Giftedteacher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a compelling book about the horrors of war. It is sobering to know that it is a true story.

I received an electronic advance review copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Art
Nov 05, 2008 Art rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone anti-war or looking at Government Cover-up.
Interesting story of a mother looking for her son who died in Vietnam. Peg Mullen was looking for reasons why sher son was kiled in Nam.

Great story of a woman who attacks the Government in D.C.an s she actually survives and tell others of her loss.
Evesjr
Aug 11, 2013 Evesjr rated it it was amazing
A must read for any American, or student of American history.
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Courtlandt Dixon Barnes Bryan, better known as C. D. B. Bryan, was an American author and journalist.
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