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By James A. Hawkins

Becoming a guy is hard . . . even within the better of conditions, but if it needs to be performed in 1968 and with the yr of the Monkey set to blow up onto the towns and battlefields of a war-torn kingdom, it is just the superior who make the grade.

A universal Virtue has the immediacy and punch of today’s fears because it attracts on yesterday’s headlines. while the armies of Ho Chi Mihn push around the demilitarized area on a scale by no means suggestion attainable and at the same time strike at hundreds and hundreds of goals, American Marines are on the leading edge – depending on details from a distinct reconnaissance strength that's the merely factor which could cease Hanoi from utilizing a brand new Year’s chance to grab the country.

This is the tale of Paul Jackson, Sole survivor of a hillside bloodbath, Marine Corps sniper and reconnaissance innovator, and his epic march in the course of the annals of the bad forms that's the usa army in 1968. An eighteen-year-old Marine learns, at an early age, what he needs to do to outlive; what he needs to do to excel; and what needs to be performed to slot into the main specific fraternity within the world.

A universal Virtue is ready the opposite 1/2 heroism, the half that pits a warrior opposed to an American public that despises his uniform, opposed to inner factions that model him a “coward,” and opposed to a gorgeous girl who wishes not anything greater than for him to stick domestic and love her. it really is approximately starting to be into manhood in a poisonous the United States and an international long gone mad. tricky offerings, painful stories, and an intuition for survival paintings to create a pace-setter of legend.

Exciting, ancient, and much achieving, A universal Virtue is an bold and explosive production; person who may purely were written via one that used to be there.

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