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Posted on Oct 25, 2005 in Books and Movies

Unit Pride – A Novel – Book Review

Billy is a street-smart youth from south Boston who convinced his mother to sign the age waiver so he could enlist in the Army. The story begins as his unit calmly ships into the harbor at Inchon. It rapidly evolves into a grueling pressure cooker, as one of the author’s describes in the epilogue “…of men in near primitive conditions, asserting in near primitive terms their right to survive, and turning their wrath on whatever jeopardized that right.” Unit Pride is a gritty and tough Korean War version of All Quiet On The Western Front.

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