Fire to Light: A Memoir of Family, Race, and War.

Title Fire to Light: A Memoir of Family, Race, and War.
Names Malone, Charles.
Book Number DBC06124
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Books
Annotation This is the story of a young, white Southerner who is drafted--against his will--into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict--which he opposes. His coming-of-age journey is influenced by his conflicted, yet progressive-minded family as he grows up in a small town in North Carolina during the reign of Jim Crow in the American South. His instinctive sense of social justice guides him during tense racial moments as a kid on the beach, through the desegregation of his high school, and as a soldier in the Army. He is also challenged by having to adapt from his easy civilian life to the rigors of the military, where he learns that his truth may not be the only truth. Ultimately, he is sent to Vietnam where he finds his way, not through the jungles, but through the streets of wild and wooly Saigon--a place of crazy traffic, drugs, women, music, graft, and tensions among the troops as America's role in the war is winding down. Adult . Descriptions of sex. Some violence and strong language.
Narrator Douglas, George.
Local Subject Biography, genealogy, insignia - 920
Biography and Autobiography - BIO
Autobiography - ABI
North Carolina Biography - BNC
Biography - Contemporary - BIC
War-fiction or nonfiction - WAR
War--Vietnam War - WVN
War--American Military History - WAM
Southern Interest - SOU
Southern Non-Fiction - SNF
North Carolina Interest - NCA
Politics - POL
Black Interest - BLK
Exclusion - Male Narrator - MN
Liberal Political Philosophy - PLI
Exclusion - Strong Language - ST
Exclusion - Sexually Explicit - SE
Exclusion - Violence - VI
LC Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American
North Carolina - Race relations
North Carolina - Biography
Language English
Original Publication Recorded from: 2016 2016
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