13 Moons Over Vietnam: 2nd Moon – Temptation, Ben Long
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13 Moons Over Vietnam: 2nd Moon – Temptation

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This is a memoir addressing the emotional and ethical effects of war. The format folds a soldier’s stories of actual experiences in Vietnam ‘between the lines’ of letters sent home to his new wife. The stark contrast between those experiences and the content of his letters home reveals a tension between openness and self-censorship. The soldier’s focus is to protect their love relationship, but he struggles with his own behavior in an environment of moral challenges. As he encounters social and emotional violence, his own actions trigger inner turmoil and weaken his spiritual well-being. This book is the second in a series, organized by the thirteen months of his tour of duty. Read 2nd Moon: Temptation and follow a soldier’s drift into situations that challenge his moral convictions. These encounters begin his metamorphosis from faithful innocence toward detachment, as an internal battle rages for his heart and soul.
187 printed pages
Original publication
2019

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