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The Resource Goodbye, Vietnam, William Broyles, (sound recording)

Goodbye, Vietnam, William Broyles, (sound recording)

Label
Goodbye, Vietnam
Title
Goodbye, Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
William Broyles
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this gripping memoir, a former marine returns to Vietnam to try to make sense of the war. Previously published as Brothers in Arms, this edition includes a new preface by the author. When William Broyles Jr. was drafted, he was a twenty-four-year-old student at Oxford University in England, hoping to avoid military service. During his physical exam, however, he realized that he couldn't let social class or education give him special privileges. He joined the marines, and soon commanded an infantry platoon in the foothills near Da Nang. More than a decade later, Broyles found himself flooded with emotion during the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. He decided to return to Vietnam and confront what he'd been through. Broyles was one of the very first combat veterans to return to the battlefields. No American before or since has gone so deeply into the other side of the war: the enemy side. Broyles interviews dozens of Vietnamese, from the generals who ran the war to the men and women who fought it. He moves from the corridors of power in Hanoi - so low-tech that the plumbing didn't work - to the jungles and rice paddies where he'd fought. He meets survivors of American B-52 strikes and My Lai, and grieves with a woman whose son was killed by his own platoon. Along the way, Broyles also explores the deep bonds he shared with his own comrades, and the mystery of why men love war even as they hate it. Amidst the landscape of death, his formerly faceless enemies come to life. They had once tried to kill each other, but they are all brothers now
Cataloging source
NRAND
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1944-
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Broyles, William
Dewey number
959.7043
PerformerNote
Read by David DeSantos
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DeSantos, David
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  • Broyles, William
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam
Target audience
adult
Label
Goodbye, Vietnam, William Broyles, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • computer disc
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058831088
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 disc (approximately 11 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781531808778
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)960217357
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Goodbye, Vietnam, William Broyles, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • computer disc
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058831088
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 disc (approximately 11 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781531808778
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)960217357
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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