John Veteran depicts intricacies of Vietnam War

Share Article

New book ‘A Would-Be Adventurist’s Quest for Combat’ follows young army draftee fulfilling his craze for adventure

News Image
Wildly captivating and action-packed, “A Would-Be Adventurist’s Quest for Combat” allow readers to see what the Vietnam War is through a unique point of view.

In his new novel, author John Veteran strives to help preserve such a fascinating and important slice of history – the turbulent 1960s. “A Would-Be Adventurist’s Quest for Combat” (published by Xlibris) follows the misadventures of an army draftee who volunteers to go to Vietnam and accepts various hazardous assignments in search for adventure.

In September 1966, at the age of 24, Dalton Henson was drafted into the US Army at the height of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Vietnam buildup that would increase to 500,000 the number of US military personnel in the country. Henson, who had held a draft-exempt status up until then—having been a college student and then a schoolteacher/athletic coach for one year—took basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, then was stationed at a military reservation in California for nine months and then volunteered to be sent to Vietnam.

Being much under the influence of Ernest Hemingway’s fiction, he was certain that experiencing combat would be the ultimate adventure, and he continued volunteering to try to place himself in combat situations. This fact-based novel recounts his experiences as he travels around the combat-torn nation at the height of the Tet Offensive.

Wildly captivating and action-packed, “A Would-Be Adventurist’s Quest for Combat” allow readers to see what the Vietnam War is through a unique point of view.

“A Would-Be Adventurist’s Quest for Combat”
By John Veteran
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781503519862
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781503519879
E-Book | 126 pages | ISBN 9781503519886
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
This is John Veteran’s third novel in which Dalton Henson is the protagonist. The first was a novel entitled “Three Novels” by Dalton Henson, published by Exposition Press in 1977. The second was the “Friendly Stranger,” published by Vantage Press in 2000. John Veteran currently resides in Tampa, Fla.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.
###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
Xlibris
+1 888-795-4274 Ext: 7879
Email >
Visit website