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Land of Smiles

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Land of Smiles by A.A. Maytree
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Before Bush and Iraq, there was Nixon and Vietnam. It's 1969. The Vietnam War has turned into a meat grinder, 250,000 protesters are marching on Washington to confront a defiant President Nixon holed up in the White House, and Alden Maytree, fresh out of Catholic seminary, has passed his pre-induction physical. Just before Uncle Sam drafts him, he gets a surprise call. Instead of killing commies in Vietnam, how about spending two years next door in exotic Thailand, the "Land of Smiles," as a Peace Corps Volunteer? But when he arrives in Bangkok, he discovers he can't escape the war and clashes with Peace Corps, the U.S. Embassy and the CIA. "Land of Smiles" is a memoir of one young man's coming of age during the Boomer generation's war-and the painful lessons he and America both learn as they try to save the world.
Release date Australia
February 27th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
iUniverse
Pages
278
Dimensions
127x203x17
ISBN-13
9780595469925
Product ID
2417517

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