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The Sorrow of War

Author: Ninh, Bao Set In . . .
 Asia, Vietnam
Genre: Fiction
Time Frame: 1960-1970s
Published: 1991
Description: The daring and controversial novel that took the world by storm-- a story of politics, selfhood, survival, and war. Featured in The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick airing September 2017.

Bao Ninh, a former North Vietnamese soldier, provides a strikingly honest look at how the Vietnam War forever changed his life, his country, and the people who live there. Originaly published against government wishes in Vietnam because of its nonheroic, non-ideological tone, The Sorrow of War has won worldwide acclaim and become an international bestseller.
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