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"A magnetic, bloody, moving, and worm's-eye view of soldiering in Vietnam, an account that is from the first page to last a wound that can never heal. A searing gift to his country."-Kirkus Reviews

The classic Vietnam war memoir, ...and a hard rain fell is the unforgettable story of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a young soldier's odyssey from the roads of upstate New York to the jungles of Vietnam. Updated for its 20th anniversary with a new afterword on the Iraq War and its parallels to Vietnam, John Ketwig's message is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago.

"Solidly effective. He describes with ingenuous energy and authentic language that time and place."-Library Journal
"Perhaps as evocative of that awful time in Vietnam as the great fictions...a wild surreal account, at its best as powerful as Celine's darkling writing of World War One."-Washington Post

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...and a hard rain fell
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Why are you so angry
October 13th, 2015
You have written a book that condemns the vietnamese, the american soldier, the nva, and the war. You were a motor pool mechanic, who went out on one convoy and wanted to know if had any courage. What a disappointment to you.
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And A Hard Rain Fell
June 26th, 2014
The best & most complete account of the Vietnam conflict as experienced by a single individual, well worth reading. I think the last part of the novel is what really completes it. Every young person should read it & try to understand the message therein.
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