By James Hamilton-Paterson
A Very own War, first released in 1971, was once James Hamilton-Paterson's first non-fiction ebook, and notwithstanding out of print for a few years it keeps its strength and relevance today.
'In 1969 my agent referred to as me into his workplace to fulfill a mysterious guy who sought after his tale instructed. He used to be Cornelius Hawkridge, who had escaped from Hungary throughout the 1956 rebellion and had long past to the United States. He had lately lower back from Vietnam, the place for a few years he have been carrying out a bull-headed one-man research into the wholesale robbery in South East Asia folks development fabric, the corrupt practices of significant US contractors offering the army, and a global money-changing scam... yet few wanted to understand: any detrimental information concerning the warfare in Vietnam certified as 'rocking the boat'... In 1970 I holed up with him at the island of Gozo for a few weeks whereas he informed his story.' James Hamilton-Paterson
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