Once A Warrior King---review, analysis

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Once a Warrior King gives rare and unique insight into the battles of Vietnam. David Donavan gives his account as the Army First Lieutenant in charge of a southern Vietnamese district. Based in the southern, rural village of Tram Chim, this book shifts the focus of the war from the political misunderstanding and shortcomings to the social effects they had on both the Vietnamese people and Donovan himself. Political The war in Vietnam is fraught …

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…way they ran their lives and the way they thought about issues."(322) I am sure that many veterans were personally affected as Donovan was. He lost many aspects of himself. This is evident in his lack of emotion when dealing with the death of his father and the feelings of waste when he had free time. Donovan was an idealistic person of action who is distraught that the war was not successful on any front.