1989 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; Crown Publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked, clean pages; dust jacket very good.
Literature about the Vietnam War generally focuses on the Viet Cong as the enemy, and spares no detail in recounting the harrowing experiences of American soldiers fighting them in the dense jungle. Lieutenant Matthew Blue however, the protagonist in Lucian Truscott's "Army Blue," is fighting a second, different enemy: the U.S. Army itself. Matthew's father and grandfather were both prominent figures in the military, but the mystery of their allegiance slowly unravels as Matthew is court-martialed for desertion in the face of the enemy, and spends a stint in a hellish Vietnam jail. A new perspective on military legacies from an author who comes from one himself.