The Sorrow of War

The Sorrow of War

A Novel of North Vietnam

Book - 1996
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The daring and controversial novel that took the world by storm-- a story of politics, selfhood, survival, and war. Featured in The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick airing September 2017.

Bao Ninh, a former North Vietnamese soldier, provides a strikingly honest look at how the Vietnam War forever changed his life, his country, and the people who live there. Originaly published against government wishes in Vietnam because of its nonheroic, non-ideological tone, The Sorrow of War has won worldwide acclaim and become an international bestseller.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 1996, c1995
ISBN: 9781573225434
Branch Call Number: BAO
Characteristics: 233 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Palmos, Frank


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Sep 21, 2015

This book wasn't all that great, but it is the rare novel about the Vietnam War written by a former North Vietnamese soldier.

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