The journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps

by White, Ellen Emerson.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 13 of 14 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv DEAR America
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Fiction DEAR AMERICA J WHITE
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Summary
An agonizing dilemma plagues these brother-sister diarists. He is a Marine stationed in Vietnam. She is at home in America, far away from her brother's war zone, fighting for peace. As the marine writes in his journal about his experiences as a soldier, fighting an enemy he can't see, his siter seeks peace. In these gripping installments of DEAR AMERICA and MY NAME IS AMERICA, Ellen Emerson White captures the unique time period when America was at war both in a far-off place, and at home where adults and children alike marched in the streets for peace and freedo. Poignant and comlex, these two characters will give readers glimpse into perhaps the most tumultuous time in modern American history.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7^-10. The author of Road Home (1995) calls again on her knowledge about the Vietnam War in this Dear America volume. The time is 1968, and Patrick has enlisted. As a going-away present from his father, he receives a diary, which he puts to use, at first because he's bored and lonely, then because he needs to articulate what he sees when he's caught up in the siege at Khe Sanh. The events are horrific, but White's characters are little more than stereotypes--the ladies' man, the "professor," the black soldier who loves jazz. Patrick himself is mostly just a reporter. What White gets right are the terms and the details--the mud, the sweat, the terror when someone is blown apart before your eyes, and the question: Should we really be here? Photos and an epilogue are included (which may confuse despite a note that the book is fiction), as is an afterword discussing the general historical context. Pair this with Walter Dean Myers' Fallen Angels (1988), which has more depth. --Stephanie Zvirin"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series My name is America.
Subjects United States. -- Marine Corps -- Fiction.
Khe Sanh, 2nd Battle of, Vietnam, 1968 -- Juvenile fiction.
Khe Sanh, Battle of, 1968 -- Fiction.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Fiction.
Diaries -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 188 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0439148901 :
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