In his latest novel, Edward Wilson -- a U.S. Special Forces officer in the Vietnam War who subsequently became an expatriate, a British citizen and a teacher in the UK -- does help to illuminate the Cold War crisis of the early 1960s.
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I first became a soldier in a war zone on Veterans Day in 1970. My father, a World War II vet like all the other dads in our working-class, Philadelphia neighborhood, was helpless to save me.
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