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By James A. Hawkins

Becoming a guy is hard . . . even within the better of situations, but if it has 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's only 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. whilst the armies of Ho Chi Mihn push around the demilitarized region on a scale by no means notion attainable and concurrently strike at enormous quantities of objectives, American Marines are on the leading edge – depending on info from a unique reconnaissance strength that's the basically factor which may 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 during the annals of the awful paperwork 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 particular fraternity within the world.

A universal Virtue is ready the opposite half 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 stunning lady who desires not anything greater than for him to stick domestic and love her. it's approximately transforming into into manhood in a poisonous the United States and an international long past mad. difficult offerings, painful studies, and an intuition for survival paintings to create a pacesetter of legend.

Exciting, ancient, and much attaining, A universal Virtue is an bold and explosive construction; person who might merely were written via person who used to be there.

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