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Author Hunting, Jill, 1950-

Title Finding Pete : rediscovering the brother I lost in Vietnam / Jill Hunting.

Publication Info. Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press, [2009]
2009

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 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  959.704309 H92Bh 2009    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xiii, 269 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Map of South Vietnam -- 1. The Brunt of It -- 2. "Kiss the Sisses Good-bye" -- 3. Sand between My Toes -- 4. "Just Heard over the Radio" -- 5. "A Peaceful Sleep Forever" -- 6. Mr. Tall American -- 7. "Never Very Good at the 'Why'" -- 8. "At War in Another Year" -- 9. Trip to Vietnam -- 10. "A Promise Is a Promise" -- 11. "An Open Question" -- 12. "Too Much Talk about Danger" -- 13. Pete's Long-Lost Letters Surface -- 14. Darkening Skies -- 15. "Here Come Blue Eyes!" -- 16. "A Wind-Blurred Far Away"
Summary "Two days after Jill Hunting turned fifteen, she lost her only brother, a volunteer with IVS - a model for the Peace Corps - and one of the first civilian casualties of the Vietnam War. News broadcasts and headlines announced to the world that Pete had been led into an ambush by friends. When Jill's mother told her that Pete's letters home had all been destroyed in a basement flood, the connection between Jill and her brother was lost forever. Or so she thought. Decades later, 175 letters surfaced. Through them, and the sweethearts and many friends who had never forgotten Pete, Jill came to know him again." "Finding Pete is one of the great, untold true stories of an escalating war and a young man caught in its sights. This personalized account of a critical moment in U.S. history tells the story of an altruistic youth who personifies what America lost in Vietnam. It is also a portrait of a family's struggle with loss, a mother's damaging grief and, most of all, a sister's quest to solve a mystery and recover the connection with her brother."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Hunting, Peter, 1941-1965 -- Death and burial.
Hunting, Peter, 1941-1965 -- Correspondence.
Hunting, Jill, 1950- -- Family.
International Voluntary Services -- Biography.
Brothers and sisters -- United States -- Case studies.
Loss (Psychology) -- Case studies.
Civilians in war -- Vietnam -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Biography.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Casualties.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United States.
Hunting, Jill, 1950- (OCoLC)fst01944590
Hunting, Peter, 1941-1965. (OCoLC)fst01944591
International Voluntary Services. (OCoLC)fst00721787
Vietnam War (1961-1975) (OCoLC)fst01431664
Battle casualties. (OCoLC)fst00828893
Brothers and sisters. (OCoLC)fst00839671
Civilians in war. (OCoLC)fst01746486
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Loss (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst01002621
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Vietnam. (OCoLC)fst01204778
Chronological Term 1961-1975
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Personal correspondence. (OCoLC)fst01919948
ISBN 9780819569233 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
0819569232 (cloth ; alkaline paper)

 
    
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