Patches of Fire: A Story of War and Redemption
by Albert French
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1996
List Price: $22.95
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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With the same passion for truth and stunning honesty that marks his highly acclaimed fiction, Albert French’s remarkable memoir tells the story of a young man’s encounter with a war and with deaths beyond his understanding; of his return to a country torn by racial unrest in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and of his painstaking efforts to defeat his inner demons and make a place for himself as a black man in white America.
With a starkness tempered by humor, French brings to life the horrors of Vietnam, and recounts in compelling detail his uneasy tenure as a newspaper photographer, his heady days as publisher of his own magazine, his confrontations with the ghostly images of Vietnam that haunted his dreams--and the sense of renewal and purpose he achieved as a novelist.
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- Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General
- Biography & Autobiography / Military
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