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Our year of war : two brothers, Vietnam, and a nation divided / Daniel P. Bolger.

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Two brothers--Chuck and Tom Hagel--who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. They disagreed about the war, but they fought it together. 1968. America was divided. Flag-draped caskets came home by the thousands. Riots ravaged our cities. Assassins shot our political leaders. Black fought white, young fought old, fathers fought sons. And it was the year that two brothers from Nebraska went to war. In Vietnam, Chuck and Tom Hagel served side by side in the same rifle platoon. Together they fought in the Mekong Delta, battled snipers in Saigon, chased the enemy through the jungle, and each saved the other's life under fire. But when their one-year tour was over, these two brothers came home side-by-side but no longer in step--one supporting the war, the other hating it. Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his brother Tom epitomized the best, and withstood the worst, of the most tumultuous, shocking, and consequential year in the last half-century. Following the brothers' paths from the prairie heartland through a war on the far side of the world and back to a divided America, Our Year of War tells the story of two brothers at war--a gritty, poignant, and resonant story of a family and a nation divided yet still united.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 959.70430922 .B688o 2017 (Text) 37814003255982 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/10/2021 on display -
Vale Emma Humphrey Library Adult Non-Fiction 959.704 (Text) 37918000274472 Adult Non-Fiction None 04/10/2018 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780306903267
  • ISBN: 0306903261
  • Physical Description: xii, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-317) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Light -- The hole in the prairie -- This man's army -- Widows Village -- The Butcher of the Delta -- Blast -- Killshots -- Heat -- The river blindness -- Constant pressure -- Children of Nyx -- Ashes -- Epilogue: The old sergeant.
Summary, etc.:
Two brothers--Chuck and Tom Hagel--who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. They disagreed about the war, but they fought it together. 1968. America was divided. Flag-draped caskets came home by the thousands. Riots ravaged our cities. Assassins shot our political leaders. Black fought white, young fought old, fathers fought sons. And it was the year that two brothers from Nebraska went to war. In Vietnam, Chuck and Tom Hagel served side by side in the same rifle platoon. Together they fought in the Mekong Delta, battled snipers in Saigon, chased the enemy through the jungle, and each saved the other's life under fire. But when their one-year tour was over, these two brothers came home side-by-side but no longer in step--one supporting the war, the other hating it. Former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his brother Tom epitomized the best, and withstood the worst, of the most tumultuous, shocking, and consequential year in the last half-century. Following the brothers' paths from the prairie heartland through a war on the far side of the world and back to a divided America, Our Year of War tells the story of two brothers at war--a gritty, poignant, and resonant story of a family and a nation divided yet still united.
Subject: Hagel, Chuck, 1946-
Hagel, Tom.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > United States.
Cabinet officers > United States > Biography.
Brothers > United States > Biography.
Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D.
Genre: Biographies.
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