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Fields of Fire | [James Webb]

Fields of Fire

They each had their reasons for being a soldier. They each had their illusions. Goodrich came from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo - Death Before Dishonor - before he got the uniform. And Hodges was haunted by the ghosts of family heroes. They were three young men from different worlds plunged into a white-hot, murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin, 1969. They had no way of knowing what awaited them. Nothing could have prepared them for the madness to come. And in the heat and horror of battle they took on new identities, took on each other, and were each reborn in fields of fire....
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They each had their reasons for being a soldier. They each had their illusions. Goodrich came from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo - Death Before Dishonor - before he got the uniform. And Hodges was haunted by the ghosts of family heroes. They were three young men from different worlds plunged into a white-hot, murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin, 1969. They had no way of knowing what awaited them. Nothing could have prepared them for the madness to come. And in the heat and horror of battle they took on new identities, took on each other, and were each reborn in fields of fire....

Fields of Fire is James Webb's classic, searing novel of the Vietnam War, a novel of poetic power, razor-sharp observation, and agonizing human truths seen through the prism of nonstop combat. Weaving together a cast of vivid characters, Fields of Fire captures the journey of unformed men through a man-made hell - until each man finds his fate.

©1978 James Webb (P)2013 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"In my opinion the finest of the Vietnam novels." (Tom Wolfe)

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    Amazon Customer 07-30-15

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    "Awesome Read! of course I am Prejudiced"
    If you could sum up Fields of Fire in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome, real read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Senator. Drastically unchanged yet irreparably broken Forever innocent and wounded.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    Hodges comes thru as true to the story line


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but never can because it is too close


    Any additional comments?

    As a Marine vet that has walked the same dirt and known all the characters from boot camp to the hills of I Corps,I feel a special bond with Mr. Webb and his book. I find it a very actual recount of a terrible time I will never forget or recover from.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bobobirdiebuddy 04-04-15
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    "One of the great novels of Vietnam."

    This is an outstanding book and this performance and story are wonderful. webs epic story of Marines in Vietnam lives in this presentation; highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Allen Anthony 08-01-15 Member Since 2013

    Old guy living in sunny south texas

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    "This is the best Vietnam Nam story? Really? BS"
    What would have made Fields of Fire better?

    Short of a rewrite nothing would make it better.


    Has Fields of Fire turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes,yes, and yes


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Sean Runnette?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Fields of Fire?

    Start over from page 1


    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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