And the Sparrow Fell

And the Sparrow Fell

And the Sparrow Fell And the Sparrow Fell is a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War Former U S Congressman Robert J Mrazek tells the story of a wealthy family on the north shore of Long Island in

  • Title: And the Sparrow Fell
  • Author: Robert J. Mrazek
  • ISBN: 9781501713934
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • And the Sparrow Fell is a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War Former U.S Congressman Robert J Mrazek tells the story of a wealthy family on the north shore of Long Island in the spring of 1967 Cornell undergraduate Rick Ledbetter goes through a rocky journey of self discovery as both his family and his country disintegrate around him Rick isAnd the Sparrow Fell is a coming of age tale set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War Former U.S Congressman Robert J Mrazek tells the story of a wealthy family on the north shore of Long Island in the spring of 1967 Cornell undergraduate Rick Ledbetter goes through a rocky journey of self discovery as both his family and his country disintegrate around him Rick is a young rake in the mold of his father, Travis Ledbetter, a Medal of Honor winning World War II navy pilot Rick has been accepted into the swift boat program at Naval Officer Candidate School and will be heading for combat in Vietnam Rick s brother Tom, also a Cornell undergraduate, is a young man of true conscience who, because of his Christian faith, is morally opposed to the war He has rejected conscientious objector status Rick meets and falls in love with Kate Kurshan, who is Tom s girlfriend She is also a Cornell student who opposes the war Their three lives intersect as Rick, who becomes a war hero, discovers the human cost of war, while Tom, who has great moral courage, puts his life on the line in protest of the Vietnam War at a terrible personal cost.

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    This ARC was provided compliments of NetGalley. Gratitude sent to Cornell University Press for making this pre-release available.The author delivered me back to the turbulent 60's. Kennedy had been assassinated. LBJ had been increasing troop strength into Vietnam. Thousands of American troops were returning home - in bags. Demonstrations against the war, some peaceful some not enveloped America. We were a nation united - a nation divided. This superbly-written narrative tore at my heart. At time [...]

    And the Sparrow Fell depicts the Vietnam War and how the American people were torn between those supporting it and the people who found this war absolutely appalling.Two bothers are on complete opposite sides, until the older brother (21 years old) is injured and comes back to the United States, where he contemplates everything he has seen and done, and also his brother's ideology.The novel reads a little like a memoir, but is a really good fictional representation of a family during the mid six [...]

    A clever mix of Pro and Anti Vietnam War characters. Well rounded and believable, I loved the vivid sections set in Long Island. Cleverly written showing the differences between siblings brought up closely. Ultimately a tale of love and brotherhood.I received an ARC form Netgalley but the opinions are all MINE!

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