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Ryders War Charles Abelson

Ryders War

Charles Abelson

Published December 26th 2013
ISBN : 9781491846735
Hardcover
290 pages
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The shameful legacy of Vietnam is not that we lost the war, but that we fought it at all. By the end of the struggle, a half-century of trust between the press corps and the military was obliterated and the youth of America had mutinied against aMoreThe shameful legacy of Vietnam is not that we lost the war, but that we fought it at all. By the end of the struggle, a half-century of trust between the press corps and the military was obliterated and the youth of America had mutinied against a government they could no longer believe. Ryders War, a tale of combat, mystery and romance, portrays men and women in the midst of this lethal betrayal of faith. Ryder King, a raw Army surgeon, steps into the battle zone from a troop transport plane riddled with flak. The Tet offensive is raging throughout Nam contrary to Washingtons assurances that hostilities are winding down. Casualties mount. Body counts are doctored. Gradually, Ryder is convinced that the war is a government conspiracy to which he can no longer remain an appalled observer-he must do something to stop the madness. Reporter Claire Bergman arrives in-country to find herself confronting King, whose infidelity had ended their love affair. They wrestle with their past as the present explodes around them, spurring the two into action-a collusion provoking those who stand to gain by keeping GIs in the fray to hunt them down, dead or alive.