- Paperback: 608 pages
- Published: August, 2012
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982167040
- ISBN-13: 978-0982167045
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 1.4 inches
A work that has served as a literary cornerstone for the Vietnam generation, The 13th Valley follows the strange and terrifying Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in territory controlled by the North Vietnamese Army. Spiraling deeper and deeper into a world of conflict and darkness, this harrowing account of Chelini’s plunge and immersion into jungle warfare traces his evolution from a semipacifist to an all-out warmonger.
The seminal novel on the Vietnam experience, The 13th Valley is a classic that illuminates the war in Southeast Asia like no other book.
“There have been a number of excellent books about Vietnam. . .but none has managed to communicate in such detail the day-to-day pain, discomfort, frustration and exhilaration of the American military experience in Vietnam.” –Joe Klein, The New York Times Book Review
Winner of the Bernal Diaz Prize for military fiction.