1987 1st year edition; SIGNED BY JACK ESTES to "Kathy" on half-title page; Breitenbush Books publishers, Portland, Oregon; hardbound in green boards with blue lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket quite good.
Jack Estes volunteered to fight in a war in a country he couldn't even locate on a map. He was a kid, eighteen years old. He was married, broke, flunking out of college and about to become a father. The Marines seemed like a good way out. He figured Vietnam couldn't be any worse than home. He was wrong.
Karl Marlantes author of MATTERHORN says, A Field of Innocence is a, "...Powerful memoir...With riveting clarity, Jack Estes brings to light the first test of true counterinsurgency warfare."
Tim O'Brien author of "THE THINGS THEY CARRIED", "With its raw realism and heartbreaking honesty...One of the finest Vietnam memoirs."
Publishers Weekly calls it, "Chilling...It tells how a youngster from Portland, Oregon, matured in the crucible of