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By Magner James

A Haunting attractiveness is the tale of Jim Magner, artist and strive against platoon chief. the 2 conflicting identities need to coexist in an international of lurking hazards, remarkable characters and unique good looks. by no means earlier than has there been a primary individual account of strive against during the eyes of an artist. The wrestle adventure hasn't ever been so vividly portrayed via particular identities.
Nam is the place the motion is—the final try out for the younger lieutenant. For the painter, conflict is destruction and soreness, the antithesis of artwork, yet he involves remember that he'll need to reduce throughout the jungles, wade the rivers, and face dying to get past floor appearances. Jim Magner attracts the reader deep into his own international of conflicts and conquests with crisp writing and a glance at strive against that fascinates, elates, and every now and then, stuns. The platoon chief needs to confront the stark realities of survival whereas the artist sees either the gorgeous and the bad via colour and contrasts, and because the composition of a piece of artwork. He discovers the quiet dignity of the warriors, nurses, and crimson pass “Donut Dollies” in addition to their inevitable conflicts and dependencies whereas they fight to outlive in a primitive position. Set in 1966, this can be a riveting, hugely inventive memoir that's eventually no longer approximately conflict, or perhaps Vietnam. It’s a narrative of the way good looks and artwork outline what it truly is to be human—how we engage, believe, or even struggle. It’s approximately how conflict brings out the easiest and worst, captured during the eyes of the artist-soldier. It’s a narrative of human feelings: pleasure, worry, anger, unhappiness, and love. And it’s strangely humorous.
You will come away with a brand new appreciation of ways paintings and sweetness are necessary to either the human spirit and the environment—especially in a wrestle zone.

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