Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Tim's Vietnam Memoir is a Must Read This Summer

Tim Caldwell, our ICDP secretary, has done a marvelous job on his new
book. I just finished reading it and I can tell you Tim is a gifted
writer. We all knew Tim was an exceptional guy, but until you read the
first few chapters, you can't imagine just how talented.

For those of you who haven't heard, Tim's new book is available on
both Amazon.com and on Barnes and Noble.

Tim's book is called "The Chaplain's Assistant : God, Country and
Vietnam." It's fiction but pretty much based on Tim's experiences in
Vietnam, mostly in the Mekong Delta during the war.

For those who lived through that period, the book brings memories
rushing back and gives a glimpse of the war that is nothing like
you've read before. It is a charming book that captures what it is was
like to be in country where the next mortar round could have your name
on it.

The book ought to come with a warning that you shouldn't open it if
you have something essential to do. You won't be able to put it down
because it grabs you. It's a funny, emotional, sexy, witty well done
piece of writing.

It's a hell of a summer read to remind us why war is what it is.

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