"Quite simply,
the novel
about the Vietnam War..."
The Chicago Sun Times

Military: A monthly history publication, interviews Author
John M. Del Vecchio


New 30th anniversary edition with updated author notes

"Shooting Star"
by Marcus Leddy
(field partner with John Del Vecchio at Khe Ta Laou)

A work that has served as a literary cornerstone for the Vietnam generation, The 13th Valley follows the strange and terrifying Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in territory controlled by the North Vietnamese Army. Spiraling deeper and deeper into a world of conflict and darkness, this harrowing account of Chelini’s plunge and immersion into jungle warfare traces his evolution from a semipacifist to an all-out warmonger.

The seminal novel on the Vietnam experience, The 13th Valley is a classic that illuminates the war in Southeast Asia like no other book.


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