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Finding Pete: Rediscovering the Brother I Lost in Vietnam

Hunting, Jill

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ISBN 10: 0819569232 / ISBN 13: 9780819569233
Editorial: Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A., 2009
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"Jill Hunting's story seized my heart. Her narrative of her lost brother is so urgent and compelling-a peacemaker sacrificed in an obscure corner of a terrible war; the mystery surrounding his death; the vacuum created in ther life of his surviving sister, who grew up, a journalist, to explore that lkoss as no one else could; her courageous and dogged quest, which has producted this eloquent and unforgettable book." {David Haward Bain}. This book has 269 pages and is illustrated. The author has affixed her SIGNED bookplate to the front endpaper. N° de ref. de la librería 055700

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Título: Finding Pete: Rediscovering the Brother I ...

Editorial: Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Printing

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Two days after Jill Hunting turned fifteen, she lost her only brother, a volunteer with International Voluntary Services and one of the first civilian casualties of the Vietnam War. News broadcasts and headlines announced to the world that Pete had been led into an ambush by friends. When Jill’s mother told her that Pete’s letters home had all been destroyed in a basement flood, the connection between Jill and her brother was lost forever—or so she thought. Decades later, 175 letters surfaced. Through them, and the sweethearts and many friends who had never forgotten Pete, Jill came to know him again.

Finding Pete is one of the great, untold true stories of an escalating war and a young man caught in its sights. This personalized account of a critical moment in U.S. history is the moving story of an altruistic youth who personifies what America lost in Vietnam. It is also a portrait of a family’s struggle with loss, a mother’s damaging grief, and, most of all, a sister’s quest to solve a mystery and recover the connection with her brother. Includes a reader’s guide.

About the Author:

JILL HUNTING is a writer, editor, and radio essayist. She proposed the Book of Remembrance, a sculpture honoring civilians killed in war, for the new headquarters of the U.S. Institute of Peace, in Washington, D.C. She lives in Sonoma, California.

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