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Black Virgin Mountain a return to Vietnam by Larry Heinemann

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Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American Novelists,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • Description and travel,
  • Vietnamkrieg,
  • Travel,
  • Americans,
  • Veterans,
  • Biography,
  • Literature and the war

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLarry Heinemann
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3558.E4573 Z48 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination243 p. :
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24938803M
ISBN 10038551221X
ISBN 109780385512213
LC Control Number2004061856
OCLC/WorldCa56956420

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  In his powerful memoir, Heinemann returns to Vietnam, riding the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city and confronting the memories of his war year. Black Virgin Mountain confirms Heinemann’s legendary plain-spoken reputation as one of the essential chroniclers of our war in Vietnam/5(5). Black Virgin Mountain confirms Heinemann’s legendary plain-spoken reputation as one of the essential chroniclers of our war in Vietnam Read more Read less Length: pages/5(18). About Black Virgin Mountain In Larry Heinemann was sent to Vietnam as an ordinary soldier. It was the most horrific year of his life, truly altering him—and his family—forever. In his powerful memoir, Heinemann returns to Vietnam, riding the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city and confronting the memories of his war year. A few years ago Bill Sly (formerly with Bravo company and HHQ company) wrote a book about the Battle of the Black Virgin Mountain titled "No Place To Hide" in honor of all those who fought, were wounded and who died in that battle over those two days.

Black Virgin Mountain: A Return to Vietnam (Audio Download): Larry Heinemann, Larry Heinemann, HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books: : Audible/5(10). Black Virgin Mountain (Vietnamese: Núi Bà Đen meaning "Black Lady Mountain", Khmer: Phnom Chol Baden) is a mountain in the Tây Ninh Province of Vietnam. To the Vietnamese the mountain is the center of a myth about Bà Đen, a local deity of Khmer nates: 11°22′N °10′E / °N . Black Virgin Mountain can be seen on the way to Cao Dai temple and it is interesting how it got its name. The mountain is one of the biggest in the area at m high and there is a shrine halfway up the mountain. There are two myths, one involving Naeng Khmau, a Khmer god who 4/5(70). The mountain is Nui Ba Den (Black Lady Mountain, or Mountain of the Black Virgin,) a 3, foot pyramid of trees and solid granite 18 miles from Cambodia in Tay Ninh province. The camp on it's summit is an American radio retransmitting station maintained by U.S. .

Advance Praise for "Black Virgin Mountain ""Black Virgin Mountain is a brilliant, masterful piece of writing. The book is loving, smart, angry, tender, blunt, heartbreaking, tough, edgy, funny, bitter, redemptive, and so incredibly well written--so passionate, so truly inspired--that I wanted to buy time on the Fox network and read the whole thing aloud. This was not his first trip back to Vietnam, but this time he went with fellow writers to a conference and thence to Black Virgin Mountain, an iconic feature of the landscape. It’s an odd book, filled with sympathetic descriptions of the Vietnamese he meets during his trip and permeated with angry at LBJ and especially Westmoreland/5(3).   In Larry Heinemann was sent to Vietnam as an ordinary soldier. It was the most horrific year of his life, truly altering him—and his family—forever. In his powerful memoir, Heinemann returns to Vietnam, riding the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city and confronting the memories of his war year. Black Virgin Mountain confirms Heinemann’s legendary plain-spoken reputation as one of 4/5(1).   BLACK VIRGIN MOUNTAIN A Return to Vietnam. By Larry Heinemann. pp. Doubleday. $ VERY few veterans can return to the battlefield and summon the moral courage to confront what they did as.