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By James A. Hawkins

Becoming a guy is tough . . . even within the better of situations, but if it needs to be performed in 1968 and with the 12 months of the Monkey set to blow up onto the towns and battlefields of a war-torn country, it's only some of the best who make the grade.

A universal Virtue has the immediacy and punch of today’s fears because it attracts on yesterday’s headlines. while the armies of Ho Chi Mihn push around the demilitarized region on a scale by no means idea attainable and concurrently strike at 1000s of goals, American Marines are on the vanguard – depending on details from a distinct reconnaissance strength that's the merely factor which may cease Hanoi from utilizing a brand new Year’s chance to grab the country.

This is the tale of Paul Jackson, Sole survivor of a hillside bloodbath, Marine Corps sniper and reconnaissance innovator, and his epic march during the annals of the terrible paperwork that's the usa army in 1968. An eighteen-year-old Marine learns, at an early age, what he needs to do to outlive; what he needs to do to excel; and what needs to be performed to slot into the main particular fraternity within the world.

A universal Virtue is ready the opposite 1/2 heroism, the half that pits a warrior opposed to an American public that despises his uniform, opposed to inner factions that model him a “coward,” and opposed to a gorgeous girl who wishes not anything greater than for him to stick domestic and love her. it truly is approximately growing to be into manhood in a poisonous the US and a global long gone mad. tricky offerings, painful studies, and an intuition for survival paintings to create a pace-setter of legend.

Exciting, historic, and much attaining, A universal Virtue is an formidable and explosive construction; one who may merely were written by means of person who was once there.

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