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The War Within

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At the age of 19, Don Tate volunteered for duty in the Vietnam War. This is his story, of the trouble-strewn path to manhood in the shadow of his father, a violent petty criminal surviving horrific war injuries and years of hospitalisation and struggling to find a place in society that did not want to recognise his military service.
Paperback, 461 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by [Pier 9]
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Bernie Weisz
Oct 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Review Written by Bernie Weisz Vietnam War Historian October 26, 2010 Pembroke Pines, Florida U.S.A. Contact: BernWei1@aol. com Title of Review: Don Tate's Vietnam Experience: "I didn't Know it Then, But By Going to That War, I'd Also Taken 2 Steps Back As A Human Being!"
Don Tate's memoir, "The War Within" is so vast that it could have made three separate books. Not only a memoir of his role as an infantryman in an extremely unpopular war, this is a story of how a man can beat the demons within
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Elizabeth L.
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A surprisingly captivating read. One that gave insight into a soldiers take on the Vietnam War, but it was so much more than a novel about a war from his perspective. It is a novel about life, in all its twisted, perverted, hideous, humorous, heart wrenching, and wonderful glory.
I loved every page of this book
R.B. Clague
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
'The War Within' is a warts and all portrayal of a life that is, by any standards, extraordinary. It at times made me blush, and left me feeling decidely voyueristic. It made me cry (which is something that doesn't happen often); it made me want to shout at Don, 'Don't do that', or Don't go there', even though the events had already happened. I can't say that I enjoyed the book, but I can say that I loved it, if that makes any sense. I had the pleasure of meeting the author, and his memoir takes ...more
Perry Mowbray
This book is raw. I'm glad we read it, but I don't think we'll be reading it again...
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