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Black Virgin Mountain

A Return to Vietnam

by Larry Heinemann

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Published by Doubleday .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7441026M
ISBN 10038551221X
ISBN 109780385512213

Black Virgin Mountain: A Return to Vietnam by Larry Heinemann. In Larry Heinemann was sent to Vietnam as an ordinary soldier. It was the most horrific year of . Read "Black Virgin Mountain A Return to Vietnam" by Larry Heinemann available from Rakuten Kobo. In Larry Heinemann was sent to Vietnam as an ordinary soldier. It Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

About Black Virgin Mountain A myth about Ba Den, a deity of Khmer region is what makes Black Virgin Mountain important among Vietnamese. The mountain has witnessed a number of prominent historical actions taken place. Elevated at a height of meters, the mountain displays a perfect cinder cone with a saddle and a slight bulge on her. Get this from a library! Black Virgin Mountain: a return to Vietnam. [Larry Heinemann] -- "In , Larry Heinemann, a working-class twenty-two-year-old from Chicago, was drafted into the Army just as the American military buildup in Vietnam was going into overdrive. He served one year of.

Perhaps the Black Virgin mountain will be a great suggestion for you, the highest peak in Southern Vietnam at m above the sea level. Black Virgin Mountain or Núi Bà Đen (which more precisely translates to ‘mountain lady black’) sits like an upside-down mixing bowl, in Tay Ninh province – about kilometers northwest of Ho Chi Minh. - Buy UC Black Virgin Mountain: A Return to Vietnam book online at best prices in India on Read UC Black Virgin Mountain: A Return to Vietnam book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(18).


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Black Virgin Mountain by Larry Heinemann Download PDF EPUB FB2

Black Virgin Mountain confirms Heinemann’s legendary plain-spoken reputation as one of the essential chroniclers of our war in Vietnam The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book /5(21).

Black Virgin Mountain confirms Heinemanns legendary plain-spoken reputation It was the most horrific year of his life, truly altering him—and his family—forever. In his powerful memoir, Heinemann returns to Vietnam, riding the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city and confronting the memories of his war year/5.

In his powerful memoir, Heinemann returns to Vietnam, riding the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city and confronting the memories of his war year.

Black Virgin Mountain confirms Heinemann’s legendary plain-spoken reputation as one of the essential chroniclers of our war in Vietnam/5(5). Black Virgin Mountain confirms Heinemann’s legendary plain-spoken reputation as one of the essential chroniclers of our war in Vietnam Read more Read less Length: pages/5(18).

About Black Virgin Mountain In Larry Heinemann was sent to Vietnam as an ordinary soldier. It was the most horrific year of his life, truly altering him—and his family—forever. In his powerful memoir, Heinemann returns to Vietnam, riding the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city and confronting the memories of his war year.

A few years ago Bill Sly (formerly with Bravo company and HHQ company) wrote a book about the Battle of the Black Virgin Mountain titled "No Place To Hide" in honor of all Black Virgin Mountain book who fought, were wounded and who died in that battle over those two days.

Black Virgin Mountain: A Return to Vietnam (Audio Download): Larry Heinemann, Larry Heinemann, HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books: : Audible/5(10). Black Virgin Mountain (Vietnamese: Núi Bà Đen meaning "Black Lady Mountain", Khmer: Phnom Chol Baden) is a mountain in the Tây Ninh Province of Vietnam.

To the Vietnamese the mountain is the center of a myth about Bà Đen, a local deity of Khmer nates: 11°22′N °10′E / °N. Black Virgin Mountain can be seen on the way to Cao Dai temple and it is interesting how it got its name. The mountain is one of the biggest in the area at m high and there is a shrine halfway up the mountain.

There are two myths, one involving Naeng Khmau, a Khmer god who 4/5(70). The mountain is Nui Ba Den (Black Lady Mountain, or Mountain of the Black Virgin,) a 3, foot pyramid of trees and solid granite 18 miles from Cambodia in Tay Ninh province.

The camp on it's summit is an American radio retransmitting station maintained by U.S. Advance Praise for "Black Virgin Mountain ""Black Virgin Mountain is a brilliant, masterful piece of writing. The book is loving, smart, angry, tender, blunt, heartbreaking, tough, edgy, funny, bitter, redemptive, and so incredibly well written--so passionate, so truly inspired--that I wanted to buy time on the Fox network and read the whole thing aloud.

This was not his first trip back to Vietnam, but this time he went with fellow writers to a conference and thence to Black Virgin Mountain, an iconic feature of the landscape. It’s an odd book, filled with sympathetic descriptions of the Vietnamese he meets during his trip and permeated with angry at LBJ and especially Westmoreland/5(3).

In Larry Heinemann was sent to Vietnam as an ordinary soldier. It was the most horrific year of his life, truly altering him—and his family—forever. In his powerful memoir, Heinemann returns to Vietnam, riding the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city and confronting the memories of his war year.

Black Virgin Mountain confirms Heinemann’s legendary plain-spoken reputation as one of 4/5(1). BLACK VIRGIN MOUNTAIN A Return to Vietnam. By Larry Heinemann. Doubleday. $ VERY few veterans can return to the battlefield and summon the moral courage to confront what they did as.

Black Virgin Mountainis structured along a railway journey Larry Heinemann took in from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City as the guest of the Vietnam Writers Association and ends with a crawl through the Tunnels of Cu Chi and a climb up the sacred mountain that provides the title's namesake.5/5(1).

Joe Kamalick ©Stars and Stripes. South Vietnam, October, Soldiers at a radio relay station atop 3,foot Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain) gather after the arrival by helicopter of mail from home, fresh laundry, cases of soft drinks, copies of Stars and Stripes, and other supplies.

or "Black Virgin Mountain." "It was as if you placed Mount McKinley in the middle of Kansas." The lone mountain, rising unique from the plain has had a primordial 5/5(5).

Black Virgin Mountain (Vietnamese: Núi Bà Đen meaning "Black Lady Mountain", Khmer: Phnom Chol Baden) is a mountain in the Tây Ninh Province of Vietnam. To the Vietnamese the mountain is the center of a myth about Bà Đen, a local deity of Khmer origin.

Black Virgin Mountain: A Return to Vietnam by Larry Heinemann and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The book's title refers to an epiphanic climb in to the top of Black Virgin (Nui Ba Den) Mountain—a talisman of sorts to many Americans who served in.

His journey ends with a crawl through the tunnels of Cu Chi and a climb up the sacred mountain that is this book's namesake. A work of mourning and an act of reconciliation Black Virgin Mountain considers the psychic costs of awar that is still taking its toll.He began a kind of “brothers in arms” reconstruction of what the Viet Cong were all about, how they moved in the night and through the dreaded Cu Chi tunnels.

On a subsequent trip he was impelled to ascend Black Virgin Mountain (Nui Ba Den), which gave him a view of nearly the entire area in which his war year was spent.

On the summit, he.The Nui Ba Complex has a total area of 24 km2, with 3 mountains Nui Heo (Pig Mountain), Nui Phung (Phoenix Mountain), and Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain). Thorough the complex, there are a relatively big number of temples and pagodas, including Ha .