• “Powerful . . . There have been a number of excellent books about Vietnam . . . but none has managed to communicate in such detail the day-to-day pain, discomfort, frustration and exhilaration of the American military experience in Vietnam as well . . . Del Vecchio has made the jungle real and terrifying.” —The New York Times Book Review

  • “Quite simply, the novel about the Vietnam War . . . Del Vecchio has constructed a classic war novel, a complex and frightening book, that gets it right.” —Chicago Sun-Times

  • “An important and distinctly American book . . . A big novel in the tradition of The Naked and the Dead . . . Nowhere in the swelling literature about Vietnam does one discover a richer feel for ‘what it was really like’ . . . The 13th Valley reminds me of Moby Dick.” —Newsweek

  • The 13th Valley is dynamite! This is the most sensuously honest interpretation of the Vietnam experience I’ve ever read. As a Vietnam Vet, I recommend this book.” —Al Santoli, author of Everything We Had

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