A Long Way Back

A Long Way Back When a reporter for the Washington Post sees a group of wounded half starved black troops disembark from a helicopter in Cu Chi during the height of the Vietnam War he senses a story but receives

  • Title: A Long Way Back
  • Author: J. Everett Prewitt
  • ISBN: 9781514129265
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a reporter for the Washington Post sees a group of wounded, half starved, black troops disembark from a helicopter in Cu Chi during the height of the Vietnam War, he senses a story, but receives no cooperation from the army or the soldiers.The men, mostly noncombat soldiers, are the remnant of a squad sent on an illegal mission to Cambodia as punishment for their partWhen a reporter for the Washington Post sees a group of wounded, half starved, black troops disembark from a helicopter in Cu Chi during the height of the Vietnam War, he senses a story, but receives no cooperation from the army or the soldiers.The men, mostly noncombat soldiers, are the remnant of a squad sent on an illegal mission to Cambodia as punishment for their participation in a race riot at Cu Chi base camp Led by a battle fatigued sergeant, they fall under enemy fire Their leader inexplicably disappears, leaving the ill prepared soldiers to fight the jungle and enemy on their own.Although forced to confront the shock of combat and a deteriorating family life, the reporter pursues the story hoping to uncover the truth about what happened to those soldiers in the jungle.An intriguing glimpse into the Vietnam War, A Long Way Back is a tense journey merging the lives of the soldiers and the reporter as they struggle to overcome their fear and face the battles they must fight to survive.

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    About "J. Everett Prewitt"

    1. J. Everett Prewitt

      I graduated from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, and earned a Master of Science degree in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University I am a Vietnam Veteran and former army officer.Something About Ann, my latest novel, is a historical fiction novella with eleven short stories that follows a group of soldiers who faced traumatic experiences in Vietnam but remained close after returning to the States Violence and turmoil continue to haunt the soldiers as they try to normalize their lives A Long Way Back tells the story of black soldiers thought to be killed in action who mysteriously reappear in Cu Chi, Vietnam A curious war correspondent uncovers an illegal army mission gone awry.So far, A Long Way Back has won the Independent Publisher s of New England first place award, the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal Award and was a DQ winner in the IBPA Ben Franklin Award contest My novel received the Bronze Award from the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, the Silver Award from Literary Classics and the Silver Award from the Military Writers Society of America I am also the author of the award winning Snake Walkers My debut novel placed first for fiction in four different literary contests, won the bronze award for general fiction in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year competition, and was also honored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.My literary inspiration comes from writers like Cheikh Anta Diop, Malidoma Som , and Maryse Conde I also like the futuristic novels of Octavia Butler and Tananarive Due I grew up reading Robert Ludlum, John Le Carr , Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Langston Hughes I enjoy reading, tennis, billiards, working out, traveling, cooking, and drinking a good wine I am the father of Lia Martin of Los Angeles and Eric Prewitt of Las Vegas.

    556 thoughts on “A Long Way Back”

    1. A Long Way Back by J. Everett Prewitt is a gripping story that will leave you breathless.This book is one of the novels that have been sitting on my to-read shelf behind other books and I didn't see. I would have read it ages ago, but my silly placement pattern didn't work as well. Normally I put books I have read already to the back of my deep bookshelves, but somehow this book snuck into that pile. Since I found it, I decided I might as well spend my time reading it and leaving a gracious revi [...]


    2. A LONG WAY BACKJ. Everett PrewittNorthland Research Corp. (2015)ISBN 9780976192756Reviewed by Ben Green for Reader Views (01/16)“A Long Way Back” by J. Everett Prewitt is an excellent read that follows a post reporter who is sent to Vietnam to report on the war effort. What he uncovers is the disgusting truth about race in the military and a cover-up designed to protect those in power, while ensuring those who were betrayed are never allowed to have a voice. The story is gripping and it is h [...]


    3. A Long Way Back is the gripping tale of a group of Black American soldiers and one young man determined to bring their story to light. When Anthony, a Washington Post news reporter sent to cover the war in Vietnam, witnesses the return of seven soldiers from a mission he senses a story. The soldiers, bedraggled and severely shell-shocked, are met with stunned silence. It seems the other men at base camp seem shocked to learn the men made it back alive. Anthony feels certain this is a story the P [...]


    4. A Long Way Back follows a journalist, Anthony Andrews on his quest for more information regarding the return of a group of seven men from combat in Vietnam. During his investigation, racism, corruption and ulterior motives are all unearthed after an altercation sends these carefully selected men on a dangerous mission. This novel was unlike any other piece of work I’ve read before. The author’s ability to transport the reader into the jungles of Vietnam and the heart of combat is superb and [...]


    5. A Long Way Back tells the story of a group of Black soldiers in Vietnam during the war and a Black reporter who writes their story. Riveting action and horrific details make the book realistic and bring the reader into the lives of these men. This book portrays a little known period of racial tension and segregation. This book has adult situations including sex scenes and should be read by mature teens and adults. It would be an excellent teaching tool. C.M. Huddleston, award-winning author.


    6. Since I was a college student during the Vietnam War, I found the book very A Long Way Back very interesting and true to life. Just like the characters in the book many men returning did not want to discuss their experiences as they were very traumatic.The book came at the subject from a new slant however by viewing the plight of black soldiers.


    7. I won this book on I enjoyed it. The book was well written and riveting. If you like history, interesting people and a moving story this book is for you.



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