Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Press, Inc., 1995. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, ,185,  pages. Illustrations. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Vince Coppola's journalistic career spans more than 30 years; he spent ten of those years at Newsweek. Coppola was lead reporter in Newsweek's early coverage of the AIDS epidemic, the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and the Atlanta child murders. Coppola has written four non-fiction books, including Uneasy Warriors: The Perilous Journey of the Green Berets. He is an award-winning writer who has written feature stories for magazines including Esquire, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, Atlanta. Coppola was selected by former U.S. Attorney General Griffin B. Bell to write The Sicilian Judge, a biography of U.S. District Judge Anthony A. Alaimo. Alaimo, who immigrated to the United States as a child, served in World War II as a bomber pilot, was shot down, imprisoned for two years in the infamous German POW camp, Stalag Luft III. He took part in the Great Escape and later escaped the Nazis on his own. They were the special men--the ones who wore the beret. Their missions were unimaginably dangerous. They worked behind the lines, free from the chain of command and control. Then the deal soured--they survived--and returned to a world uneasy with warriors, the changed world of Apocalypse Now. The author wrote: "I wrote a book, Uneasy Warriors about Vietnam’s Green Berets, JFK’s own soldiers, elevated as heroes and then cast down in defeat." Condition: Very good / Good.
Keywords: Green Berets, Special Forces, Vietnam War, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, JFK Special Warfare Center, Barry Sadler, Veterans, Readjustment