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How Can You Mend This Purple Heart
by T. L. Gould


Overview - Winner of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation s James Webb Award for distinguished fiction In this riveting first novel, author T. L. Gould draws on his experiences in a military hospital with severely wounded Marines recovering from the Vietnam War.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Winner of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation s James Webb Award for distinguished fiction In this riveting first novel, author T. L. Gould draws on his experiences in a military hospital with severely wounded Marines recovering from the Vietnam War. He has created a plain-truth, no-holds-barred narrative, stark in its simplicity, detail, and humor. From dressing changes and morphine drips to off-site forays under a fence and into neighborhood bars and brothels, Gould chronicles the precipitous journey to recovery of the men of Ward 2B: how they learned to walk again, to love again, and to triumph over crippling injuries. "How Can You Mend This Purple Heart" is not a story about combat in the jungles of Vietnam. It is a story about boys who returned from combat as men men who left the better part of their youth, a bit of their souls, and a lot of their flesh in a battlefield on the other side of the world. It s a story about their longing to recapture the spirit of boyhood and rekindle the optimism and fearlessness of youth. And it s about their struggle to be whole again or at the very least, to feel whole. It chronicles a journey of love, redemption, sorrow, and joy; a journey of pain and anger... and a journey of hope. But most of all, a journey of the human spirit and its triumph over the most impossible odds. "How Can You Mend This Purple Heart "is a tribute to all the combat-wounded veterans of past and present conflicts. May they find the strength to continue their lives missions and know that the entire nation is grateful for their sacrifices."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781497651906
  • ISBN-10: 1497651905
  • Publisher: Charlie Foxtrot Books
  • Publish Date: June 2014
  • Page Count: 216


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