Across the Pond

Across the Pond Across The Pond By Michael McCormick Is The Story Of A Young American Who Fights In The Vietnam War For His Country, Only To Be Rejected When He Comes Home The Author Based The Book On His Experience As A U.S Marine Who Served In Combat.

Charles Michael McCormick grew up in Ohio, USA, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Silver Star Medal for combat action during the Vietnam War After the war, he earned his B.A in psychology and his M.A in clinical psychology He now lives in Oakland, California.

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  • Hardcover
  • 42 pages
  • Across the Pond
  • Michael McCormick
  • English
  • 08 January 2017
  • 053310579X

10 thoughts on “Across the Pond

  1. says:

    For those of us who stayed home, praying for brother, boyfriend, cousins to come home safe after Vietnam, this is a shocking reminder of those times Michael McCormick brings back into focus the horrors of war killing, fear of being killed, turning around to find that your buddy is dead Day after day, here in the States, we saw TV reports of the body count But the bodies and souls of our military warriors are real those who survived came home Some, like the character Sean McBride, kept ri For those of us who stayed home, praying for brother, boyfriend, cousins to come home safe after Vietnam, this is a shocking reminder of those times Michael McCormick brings back into focus the horrors of war killing, fear of being kill...

  2. says:

    2.5 StarsRead all my reviews on I always find it hard to say something about a book that s obviously as personal as this one It is without a doubt a very felt account of one s time in Vietnam But as a story, it fell short for me.Basically because it was all over the place It is a very short story and it s divided into so many flashbacks and changes of timepoints that I still got confused and it was hard for me to get into the story.I t...

  3. says:

    This book brought lots of memories for me My dad was in the Vietnam War and he used to tell me a few stories He told me about what he did while there and ARMY songs they sang He never told me anything bad, usually This book reminded me of my Dad, I lost him 6 years ago and I miss him sooo much everyday I enjoyed this book a littlesince this made me feel closer to him again and I have always been a little curious about the war because of him I received this book from the author in e This book brought lots of memories for me My dad was in the Vietnam War and he used to tell me a few stories He told me about what he did while there and ARMY songs they sang He never told me anything bad, usually This book reminded me of my Dad, I lost him 6 years ago and I miss him sooo much everyday I enjoyed this book a littlesince this made m...

  4. says:

    This is an interesting short novel about a young soldier who fought in Vietnam War I felt so much emotions in this book, with the descriptive details of the violent scenes in the war and the struggles of the protagonist s life after his homecoming.A compelling yet emotionally painful read If this was a full length novel then i don t think I will be able to finish reading it without having an emotional breakdown.A recommended read that will give the readers insight of what the Vietnam War veter This is an interesting short novel about a young soldier who fought in Vietnam War I felt so much emotions in this book, with the descriptive details of the violent scenes in the war and the struggles of the protagonist s life after his homecoming.A compelling yet emotion...

  5. says:

    Short, but powerful This is an honest and no nonsense account of the Vietnam War from a marines point of view It doesn t hold back and makes you realise just how gruesome the Vietnam War really was A recommended read to accompany anyone interested in the war or current...

  6. says:

    Review of Across The Pond by Michael McCormickI was awed by Michael McCormick s stunning novella, which is based on his experience in Vietnam during the Tet offensive in 1968 There is such power and emotion in this simply told story of a young Marine, Sean, or Mac, as he is known in Vietnam Gripping, raw, visceral, McCormick assaults your senses, telling the story in a straightforward manner, like the great masters, with showing, never telling, w...

  7. says:

    I was awed by Michael McCormick s stunning novella, which is based on his experience in Vietnam during the Tet offensive in 1968 There is such power and emotion in this simply told story of a young Marine, Sean, or Mac, as he is known in Vietnam Gripping, raw, visceral, McCormick assaults your senses, telling the story in a straightforward manner, like the great masters, with showing, never telling, without distracting embellishments and, in McCormick s own beautiful imagery, like a pebble ski I was awed by Michael McCormick s stunning novella, which is based on his experience in Vietnam during the Tet offensive in 1968 There is such power and emotion in this simply told story of a young Marine, Sean, or Mac, as he is known in Vietnam Gripping, raw, visceral, McCormick assaults your senses, telling the story in a straightforward manner, like the great masters, with showing, never telling, without distracting embellishments and, in McCormick s own beautiful imagery, like a pebble skimmed across a pond with ripples expanding outward It is a story of betrayal, of sights, experiences, and behaviors too horrifying and painful to be analyzed or interpreted McCormick leaves that to the reader He paints with a broad brushstroke, never sparing the depth of atrocity and yet at times, writing like a poet, speaking to our hearts and souls McCormick gives snippets of life before Vietnam to flesh out the man Sean is, to give a glimpse at how the man of courage and honesty and loy...

  8. says:

    This book is brilliant It s remarkable to think that truth exists behind the narrative of this book as many of us have heard the stories of the Vietnam vets that were rejected and abused after serving their country overseas during a war It s disgusting to think that we can treat our own men and women with such disservice yet we can give others that have become burdens on society better treatment People forget that if it wasn t for these brave young men and women that we wouldn t be living the This book is brilliant It s remarkable to think that truth exists behind the narrative of this book as many of us have heard the stories of the Vietnam vets that were rejected and abused after serving their country overseas during a war It s disgusting to think that we can treat our own men and women with such disservice yet we can give others that have become burdens on society better treatment People forget that if it wasn t for these brave young men and women that we wouldn t be living the way we are now Anyways, I digress from the point of the book This may be a short novel but it s definitely not short on detail or emotional grip It recounts a story of a young soldier who is not a Vietnam vet and after having fought in the very controversial and dangerous war has come home to the USA only to be rejected to be deemed the enemy by those that fail to recognize that their rights only exist because of what these brave soldiers do This book will have you hooked fro...

  9. says:

    Across the Pond by Michael McCormick is the story of a young American who fights for his country during the war in Vietnam, only to be rejected when he returns home The author, based the book on his personal experience as an infantry squad leader who served in combat.In the foreword for the book, author Ron Kovic writes, This little book grips the reader from the very beginning and does not let go Across the Pond is a novella that has a total of 54 pages, so it s easy to sit down and read in Across the Pond by Michael McCormick is the story of a young American who fights for his country during the war in Vietnam, only to be rejected when he returns home The author, based the book on his personal experience as an infantry squad leader who served in combat.In the foreword for the book, author Ron Kovic writes, This little book grips the reader from the very beginning and does not let go Across the Pond is a novella that has a total of 54 pages, so it s easy to sit down and re...

  10. says:

    Characters Mac was an amazing and strong character who suffered much because of the war and the aftereffects of war I don t know if I would have been able to endure everything that Mac had went through After his first horrible experience in the book, which began my never ending tears for him, I don t think I could have continued like he had I was so appalled by how people reacted toward him near the end except for Lupa , and it makes me mad that this book was a reflection of what really hap Characters Mac was an amazing and strong character who suffered much because of the war and the aftereffects of war I don t know if I would have been able to endure everything that Mac had went through After his first horrible experience in the bo...

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