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In Pharaoh's Army

Memories of the Lost War

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Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made This Boy's Life a modern classic.
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Whether he is evoking the blind carnage of the Tet offensive, the theatrics of his fellow Americans, or the unraveling of his own illusions, Wolff brings to this work the same uncanny eye for detail, pitiless candor and mordant wit that made This Boy's Life a modern classic.
Product Details
Paperback (240 pages)
Published: September 26, 1995
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679760238
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