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The Resource Ghosts and shadows : a marine in Vietnam, 1968-1969, by Phil Ball

Ghosts and shadows : a marine in Vietnam, 1968-1969, by Phil Ball

Label
Ghosts and shadows : a marine in Vietnam, 1968-1969
Title
Ghosts and shadows
Title remainder
a marine in Vietnam, 1968-1969
Statement of responsibility
by Phil Ball
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Under the "buddy plan," 19-year-old Phil Ball joined the United States Marines - who promptly separated him from the friend he enlisted with. A few months later, he would have new buddies, the platoon mates who hunkered beside him under enemy attack. He learned that in the Vietnam War, friends in foxholes were quickly made and quickly lost. The death of his closest friend during a bloody battle in May 1968 was perhaps the beginning of Phil Ball's hardest fight of all. His tour in Vietnam lasted 13 months, but his battle with post-traumatic stress disorder would rage for 20 years. The writing of this memoir - a factual account of his time in Vietnam from April 1968 through May 1969, and the painful years that followed - was the beginning of his recovery
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Phil
Dewey number
959.704/3/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.5
LC item number
.B37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ball, Phil
  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Marines
Label
Ghosts and shadows : a marine in Vietnam, 1968-1969, by Phil Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bar code
31223101745223
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780786405053
Lccn
98006074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 38549784
  • (OCoLC)38549784
Label
Ghosts and shadows : a marine in Vietnam, 1968-1969, by Phil Ball
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bar code
31223101745223
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780786405053
Lccn
98006074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 38549784
  • (OCoLC)38549784

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