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By James A. Hawkins

Becoming a guy is hard . . . even within the better of situations, but if it needs to be performed in 1968 and with the yr of the Monkey set to blow up onto the towns and battlefields of a war-torn state, it is just the superior 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 suggestion attainable and concurrently strike at countless numbers of ambitions, American Marines are on the vanguard – depending on info from a different reconnaissance strength that's the in simple terms factor which could 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 throughout the annals of the awful 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 has to be performed to slot into the main unique fraternity within the world.

A universal Virtue is ready the opposite half 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 lady who wishes not anything greater than for him to stick domestic and love her. it truly is approximately becoming into manhood in a poisonous the US and a global long gone mad. tricky offerings, painful reviews, and an intuition for survival paintings to create a pacesetter of legend.

Exciting, historic, and much achieving, A universal Virtue is an bold and explosive construction; one who may possibly purely were written by way of person who used to be there.

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