[Epub] Dont Mean Nothing By Susan O'Neill – Snapchatlogin.us

Dont Mean Nothing In This Debut Story Collection The First By A Woman Who Served In Vietnam Susan O Neill Offers A Remarkable, Unprecedented Glimpse Into The War From A Female Perspective All The Nurses Who Served There Shared A Common Bond To Attend To The Wounded While Men Were Sent To Protect America S Interests At Any Cost, Nurses Were Trained To Save The Lives Of Anyone Soldier Or Citizen, Ally Or Enemy Who Was Brought Through The Hospital Doors It Was An Important Distinction In A Place Where Killing Was Sometimes The Only Objective And Since They Were So Vastly Outnumbered, Women Were Both Revered And Sexually Craved.For These Women And The Men Among Whom They Worked And Lived A Common Defense Against The Awful Onslaught Of Dead And Dying, Wounded And Maimed, Was A Feigned Indifference, The Irony Of The Helpless Don T Mean Nothing Became Their Mantra, A Small Bunker In The Real War The War Against Total Mental Breakdown Powerful, Provocative, And Often Wonderfully Funny, Each Of These Tales Offers New And Profound Insight Into How The War In Vietnam Forever Changed The Lives Of Everyone Who Served There Broken Stone Is An Astute Look At The Relinquishing Of Faith And The Sacredness Of Sex The Tremendously Touching Butch Is A Story Of Love, Loss, And The Native Casualties Of War And The Darkly Hilarious Monkey On Our Backs Follows The Escapades Of A Much Maligned And Detested Pet Primate Who Causes One Lieutenant So Much Grief That She Asks A Marine To Kill It But Like The Cat That Came Back, The Monkey Remains A Reminder That Taming A Jungle Is An Exercise In Futility A Moving Contribution By A Woman To The Literature Of Vietnam, Don T Mean Nothing Is Eye Opening And Unforgettable Here Is A Book That Enlarges Our Understanding Of The American Experience In Vietnam

[Epub] Dont Mean Nothing  By Susan O'Neill – Snapchatlogin.us
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Dont Mean Nothing
  • Susan O'Neill
  • English
  • 25 March 2018
  • 0345446089

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] Dont Mean Nothing By Susan O'Neill – Snapchatlogin.us


  1. says:

    I just finished this book a couple of weeks ago and I m still staggering under the weight of so much beauty, tragedy, and truth Every story is a gem, and they are all polished to perfection This is near the very top of my list of best books I ve ever read.


  2. says:

    I served as an army operating room nurse in Vietnam from May of 1969 to June of 1970 I joined the army for the money and the travel, and because I was na ve and had no idea what I would be getting myself into It was one of the biggest learning experiences of my life..The government doesn t have hard figures for how many women it sent to Vietnam, but trust me We were vastly outnumbered by men, and it defined us and governed our existence We could have been ugly as toads we could have dr I served as an army operating room nurse in Vietnam from May of 1969 to June of 1970 I joined the army for the money and the travel, and because I was na ve and had no idea what I would be getting myself into It was one of the biggest learning experiences of my life..The government doesn t have hard figures for how many women it sent to Vietnam, but trust me We were vastly outnumbered by men, and it defined us and governed our existence We could have been ugly as toads we could have dragged our knuckles in the dust and picked our noses in public It wouldn t have mattered We were pulled by demand into a vast sea of men Embraced, seduced, conquered, sometimes impregnated, and now and then wed There are eighteen short stories in this bo...


  3. says:

    I had a hard time getting through this book not because of disturbing subject matter, or anything like that I was simply bored O Neill was a nurse through the Vietnam War, and I suppose I expected this book to beof a first person account of nursing in Vietnam She states in the introduction that it is a collection of stories of pure fiction, and I think it felt very fictional to me LIke there was something left out Events she described that would normally cause a lot of emotional reso I had a hard time getting through this book not because of disturbing subject matter, or anything like that I was simply bored O Neill was a nurse through the Vietnam War, and I suppose I expected this book to beof a fi...


  4. says:

    Remember the opening of the television show M.A.S.H., and the stoic, angelic grace with which the nurses ran toward the medevac chopper That s just how Sue O Neill s stories of Vietnam made me feel.


  5. says:

    Interesting reading about three different war zones during the American War in Vietnam from a female s perspective, i.e a nurse.


  6. says:

    This book is an anthology of short stories about nurses and other medical personnel serving in Vietnam Divided into three sections, each in a different part of Vietnam, the stories have several characters in common which tie them together as the story of a nurses tour of duty The situations descri...


  7. says:

    From the beginning to nearly the end, I was mesmerized by these stories and characters linked by three different places in Vietnam The tales were charming, others terrifying, nearly all sucking me in, not allowing me to be anywhere else but exactly where the story put me The last two fell a bit short, but those were small blips overall this collection stands with some of my favorite novels, as it feels like a novel, not just many brief tales It s not only that characters wind from one hospit From the beginning to ...


  8. says:

    Loved this book Had it on my TBR list for a while on the sole basis that it was about Vietnam and at the same time my parents were working living serving in the country I didn t realise until I read the intro that it is fictional but based on an American nurses time in Vietnam The basis is very similar to Tim O Brien s books about Vietnam, there is a fine line between fiction and the t...


  9. says:

    Excellent collection of interrelated short stories think Hemingway s In Our Time or O Brien s The Things They Carried focusing on a nurse s tour of duty in Vietnam O Neill is uncompromising in her picture of the costs of the fighting, both physically on the wounded American, Vietnamese and, in a piece th...


  10. says:

    I don t know why I didn t expect these stories to be as good as they are, but Ms O Neill, I apologize This is an excellent collection

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