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    REVIEW Ù PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ´ Patricia L. Walsh (PDF) RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam Patricia L. Walsh ´ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Patricia did a great job recalling her one year stint as a volunteer anesthetic nurse in Vietnam Her memoir took place during the year leading up to the Tet Offensive when things turned sour for the American soldiers stationed there I am old enough to remember the war taking place and I recall seeing it on the nightly news but River City recalls the horrors in a much personal way Walsh does a great job describ

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    (PDF) RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam Vietnam War As It Truly WasThis is a painful account of the essence of the Vietnam War If you want to know why we lost read it

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    (PDF) RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam An amazing storyA truly moving memoir of the true cost of war It forces the reader to follow the tragic course of war's toll on a person's humanity

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REVIEW Ù PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ´ Patricia L. Walsh

RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam

READ & DOWNLOAD RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam READ & DOWNLOAD ð RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam REVIEW Ù PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ´ Patricia L. Walsh R story is a fascinating insight into what war does to people through the eyes of a woman” Charlie RosePat Walsh also produced wrote directed and narrated The Other Angels a documentary about her Vietnam medical team It won the People’s Choice Award at the Denver International Film Festival aired across the country on PBS was named Booklist Editors’ Choice by the American Library Association and won a Gracie and the Grand Award from American Women in Radio and Televisi. Vietnam War As It Truly WasThis is a painful account of the essence of the Vietnam War If you want to know why we lost read it

READ & DOWNLOAD RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam

READ & DOWNLOAD RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam READ & DOWNLOAD ð RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam REVIEW Ù PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ´ Patricia L. Walsh Patricia L Walsh grew up the eighth of fifteen children in a poor Minnesota farm family working her way through nursing school and anesthesia training In 1967 she volunteered to go to Vietnam to care for civilians caught in the crossfire She injured her back in the Tet Offensive and returned home in denial of the severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD she had developed Paramount Pictures optioned her story for Cher the year she won Best Actress but the project went into. Walsh went to Vietnam as an American nurse during the Vietnam War but not with the military Rather she was a civilian working at a hospital that treated Vietnamese civilians She went in with youthful na vet if not enthusiasm and found herself initially flummoxed by the realities of war a hospital that was understaffed and chronically undersupplied the nurses routinely went over to the Navy hospital nearby to beg supplies no such thing as a sterile operating field poverty beyond what she could have imaginedI had come from a humble farm family one that might even be considered poor But nothing in my past had prepared me for the primitive struggle for survival I had witnessed that morning I was appalled that I could be so na ve after months of living and working among the people to walk into a den of hungry lions with only a few pieces of meatLeo had been right the things we were accomplishing were but a drop in the bucket of misery called Vietnam If it was truly the intent of the United States to win the hearts and minds of the people it could not be done while destroying their homeland and shoving them into hovels of disease and despair loc 3510She adapted as people do Made friends found a Marine slash CIA lover got used to transfusing blood so old it wouldn t flow and evaluating at a glance which patients were beyond savingThe narration hews closely to Walsh s time in Vietnam she offers no direct perspective on how she felt about her experience later on how her views then and now might be similar or different There s a level of racism not coming from Walsh but spewing constantly out of the mouths of her colleagues that I found jarring at best and there in particular I wished she d broken the then perspective and spoken directly to how she thought about that at the time and later She makes it subtly clear that she didn t approve eg alluding to embarrassment when a soldier uses a racial slur in front of a Vietnamese driver which is good I wouldn t have made it through if she d been slinging slurs unchallenged as well but without dipping into recent perspective it justleaves me with a lot of uestionsEven understanding that it was a different time and a different context though doesn t excuse the racism but you re not going to get very far into a Vietnam War book if you don t understand that there s going to be some baseline racism from some or many of the white characters it s rough seeing so many racial slurs so much callousness coming from people including other civilian medical staff who were ostensibly there to help Some of it must have been something akin to gallows humour have to harden your heart to emotionally get through seeing patient after patient come through for whom for example a roughly built outhouse is a superior housing option but gad Who s your friend Dan asked Fuzzy clung to my skirt while I told him about her and her injury You could be treating a little VC he said when I finished She s lucky she didn t end up a one armer like her friend He nodded toward the woman lying on the stretcher Fuzzy is just a child That child might be responsible for the deaths of several Americans He continued to watch both her and the one armed Ba That s crazy I said But I was already wondering whether that was why Fuzzy had befriended two women who lost their arms throwing grenades Even if she is a so called VC I said defensively she s not responsible for anything she s forced to do Why do you assume she was forced Look at her she s only five years old My voice rose and Fuzzy looked worriedly up at me before going to suat next to her Ba Teaching a child to kill is obscene I said calmly If you teach them to love they ll love Dan s expression softened I m sorry about the kid s face he said gently But she wouldn t have been around an area where she could get hurt if she wasn t there for a reason I dropped my cigarette to the concrete porch and mashed it out with my foot Remember that logic if I ever get hurt Why do you always have to personalize things he asked in an irritated voice Because to me it is personal Ideologies tend to lose significance when you re working on broken bodies all day loc 4308This isn t a new perspective but how terribly sad here s one of the so called good guys ready and eager to write any Vietnamese person even a child off as the enemy What do you do with that as a reader when this is as far as anyone ever pushes back against that sort of view What do you do with it too when spoiler tag is here for a reason view spoilerDan is eventually killed in war so getting into his ideologies and racism feels an awful lot like speaking ill of the dead Trying to account for him being a product of his time and environment and also someone for whom the author cared deeply and oh man that complicates things hide spoiler

REVIEW Ù PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ´ Patricia L. Walsh

READ & DOWNLOAD RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam READ & DOWNLOAD ð RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam REVIEW Ù PLUSPRODUCTIONS.CO ´ Patricia L. Walsh Turnaround when they couldn't get a good script RIVER CITY chronicles the dedication self sacrifice trials and triumphs of practicing combat medicine“Pat Walsh had a uniue experience for a young woman She volunteered to go to Vietnam and work as a nurse at a hospital in Danang She spent than a year witnessing the dehumanizing chaos that war creates She experienced not only the horror of war for the victims of injury and death but the psychological impact on human beings He. Patricia did a great job recalling her one year stint as a volunteer anesthetic nurse in Vietnam Her memoir took place during the year leading up to the Tet Offensive when things turned sour for the American soldiers stationed there I am old enough to remember the war taking place and I recall seeing it on the nightly news but River City recalls the horrors in a much personal way Walsh does a great job describing the almost unbelievable conditions the medical team worked under lack of supplies lack of hygiene rampant disease inconsistent power etc You truly get a feel for what it was like to work under the most trying conditions including some bosses who were never around to understand what was really happening crazy bureaucracy some Vietnamese who made things worse and bombs going off freuentlyWe were lucky enough to have the author lead the Book Club discussion so that was a real treat

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  • RIVER CITY a nurses year in Vietnam
  • Patricia L. Walsh
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  • 10 November 2018
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