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Loon by Jack McLean
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it was amazing
bookshelves: history, biography, military

This is one of those books you can't put down once you start reading it. It is the moving and beautifully written true story of a young man who spent a year in Vietnam in 1968 and was forever changed by the experience. Jack McLean buried his time in the USMC in the back of his mind for more than thirty years before he was able to put pen to paper. Based on his recollections and on the many letters he wrote to his family, this story is as raw and fresh as if he had written it as soon as he returned home. If you like personal war memoirs, you will love this book; if you don't care for that genre, you would still love this very human story.

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Reading Progress

Started Reading
March 22, 2009 – Finished Reading
October 14, 2011 – Shelved as: military
October 14, 2011 – Shelved as: biography
October 14, 2011 – Shelved as: history
October 14, 2011 – Shelved

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