By James Hamilton-Paterson
A Very own War, first released in 1971, used to be James Hamilton-Paterson's first non-fiction e-book, 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 place of work to satisfy a mysterious guy who sought after his tale advised. He used to be Cornelius Hawkridge, who had escaped from Hungary in the course of the 1956 rebellion and had long gone to the US. He had lately lower back from Vietnam, the place for a few years he were accomplishing a bull-headed one-man research into the wholesale robbery in South East Asia folks building fabric, the corrupt practices of significant US contractors offering the army, and a world money-changing scam... yet few wanted to understand: any adverse information concerning the conflict 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 instructed his story.' James Hamilton-Paterson
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