By James Hamilton-Paterson
A Very own War, first released in 1971, used to be James Hamilton-Paterson's first non-fiction publication, and notwithstanding out of print for a few years it keeps its strength and relevance today.
'In 1969 my agent known as me into his place of work to fulfill a mysterious guy who sought after his tale advised. He used to be Cornelius Hawkridge, who had escaped from Hungary through the 1956 rebellion and had long past to the USA. He had lately lower back from Vietnam, the place for a few years he have been undertaking a bull-headed one-man research into the wholesale robbery in South East Asia folks building fabric, the corrupt practices of significant US contractors offering the army, and a world money-changing scam... yet few wanted to grasp: any destructive information in regards to the battle in Vietnam certified as 'rocking the boat'... In 1970 I holed up with him at the island of Gozo for a few weeks whereas he advised his story.' James Hamilton-Paterson
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