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A highly decorated Green Beret commander and acclaimed military writer, Jim Morris spent his post-Vietnam years as a journalist on assignment in the world's most dangerous battle zones. Armed only with a reporter's eye and a soldier's heart, he covered the Third World conflicts that served to forge a post-Cold War world, shaping both lasting peace and sowing the seeds of g ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 28th 2004 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1989)
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The book really rates a 3.5 star. Probably more if I had read the author's previous book first. I enjoyed the beginning and the end a great deal, though the middle was a bit lacking. Fascinating look into the Third World fighting and wars that were happening in the 80s from a Green Beret/Mercenary journalists' perspective. Unfortunately a subject that most American's know nothing about. Since my grandfather was at the height of his political career during this time (working with many of the same ...more
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Jim Morris served three tours with Special Forces (The Green Berets) in Vietnam. The second and third were cut short by serious wounds. He retired of wounds as a major. He has maintained his interest in the mountain peoples of Vietnam with whom he fought, and has been, for many years, a refugee and civil rights activist on their behalf.

His Vietnam memoir War Story won the first Bernal Diaz Award f
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