James Toomey’s New Book, “Twelve and Twenty: A Vietnam War Novel” is a Thought-Provoking Work About the Hard Times an Infantry Marine Has Faced During the Vietnam War

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Recent release, “Twelve and Twenty: A Vietnam War Novel” from Page Publishing author James Toomey is a heart-wrenching story of a horrible war in the Republic of Vietnam in 1968 and the psychological effects on the young Marine from sustained combat and the campus uprisings that plagued our nation at this time in history.

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James Toomey, a decorated combat veteran and a former lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, has completed his new book, “Twelve and Twenty: A Vietnam War Novel”: a gripping and honest work about PFC Sean Patrick O’Hara, a part of the United States Marine Corps for nine months, and the tour of duty he’s currently serving in war-torn Vietnam for twelve months and twenty days.

Colonel Toomey displays how American people have conflicting feelings regarding the war: “The jetliner coasted along effortlessly as if being carried on a cloud to another planet. Enthusiasm started to pick up as acrimonious voices started commenting on the ignominious black-pajama-clad enemy that would soon be greeting us. As I looked around the plane, I saw young faces full of life, yet I couldn’t help but feel a morbid distaste for the whole situation. The Vietnam War to date has left an acidulous taste in the mouth of the American people. Unlike World War II, the majority of Americans were against this war. Because of this feeling, it was extremely difficult for me as a member of the armed forces to be perfectly patriotic in my bellicose endeavors. Each determined face on the plane hid his inner feelings of doubt, which also paralleled those of the country they sought to serve.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, James Toomey’s riveting book is also a page-turner; the violent combat and the failure of humanity at that time is shown as major causes of great psychological pain that will never go away.

Readers who wish to experience this enlightening work can purchase “Twelve and Twenty: A Vietnam War Novel” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

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