I stumbled upon an exceptional read while doing research for my next novel, TAINTED VALOR. This read is an autobiography written by a Marine Sniper about his experiences in Vietnam. It is the fifteenth book but first nonfiction work I have reviewed on the “Recommended Reads” page of my site and on Amazon. (Check out all fifteen reviews by clicking the “Recommended Reads” tab, above) I am copying my review for this autobiography below:
A powerful autobiography that reads like a novel:
While doing research for my next novel, I came across DEAR MOM: A SNIPER’S VIETNAM written by Joseph T. Ward. This autobiography about Mr. Ward’s experiences as a Marine sniper during the Vietnam War is an exceptionally good read. The book is told by copying the many letters he wrote to his mother as preambles to a fuller and detailed accounting of the events he experienced as a Marine both in training and in Vietnam. Although my interest in reading this book was to obtain information to help me develop parts of my work in progress (of which I did), I thoroughly enjoyed the read. I highly recommend DEAR MOM: A SNIPER’S VIETNAM that was first published almost twenty-four years ago.