Lost Years: The Vietnam War

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Military Fiction Captures the Grim Reality of Vietnam War
Veteran Raymond Bell’s novel takes a powerful, gut-wrenching look on the emotional effects of the war.

The Vietnam War is still deeply rooted in the American conscious not only because it is brutal with which it was fought and controversial for it symbolized American aggression, but also because of its psychological impact on the soldiers involved. Raymond Bell’s war novel Lost Years takes readers to understand what the war did to those who were thrust into it.

Written by the Vietnam War veteran himself under the pen name Bobby Bell, Lost Years features two men trapped in history and in their emotions. The novel touches on the major themes of friendship, remorse, forgiveness, and
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