The Resource The big Buddha bicycle race : a novel, Terence A. Harkin

The big Buddha bicycle race : a novel, Terence A. Harkin

Label
The big Buddha bicycle race : a novel
Title
The big Buddha bicycle race
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Terence A. Harkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brendan Leary, assigned to an Air Force photo squadron an hour from L.A., thinks he has it made. But when the U.S. invades Cambodia and he joins his buddies who march in protest, he is shipped off to an obscure air base in upcountry Thailand. There, he finds himself flying at night over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in a secret war that turns the mountains of Laos into a napalm-scorched moonscape. As the emotional vise tightens, his moral fiber crumbles and he sinks ever deeper into a netherworld of drugs, sex, and booze. When a visit by Nixon looms, Brendan dreams up an all-squadron bicycle race to build morale, win hearts and minds in rural Thailand, and make him and his underpaid buddies a pile of money. The Big Buddha Bicycle Race is a last gasp of hope that turns into a unifying adventure--until the stakes turn out to be far higher than anyone imagined. The Big Buddha Bicycle Race is a new take on the Vietnam War. A caper on the surface, it is also a tribute to the complex culture and history of southeast Asia and a sober remembrance of those groups who have been erased from American history--the brash active-duty soldiers who risked prison by taking part in the GI anti-war movement, the gutsy air commandos who risked death night after night flying over the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and the people of Laos, whose bodies and land were devastated in ways that have yet to be fully acknowledged in Western accounts of the war."--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harkin, Terence A
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A7426
LC item number
B54 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • War
  • Americans
  • Soldiers
  • Americans
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Psychological aspects
  • Soldiers
  • War
  • Thailand
Label
The big Buddha bicycle race : a novel, Terence A. Harkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780804012003
Lccn
2017058742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005872196
  • (OCoLC)ybp14874449
Label
The big Buddha bicycle race : a novel, Terence A. Harkin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780804012003
Lccn
2017058742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005872196
  • (OCoLC)ybp14874449

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