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"If Morning Never Comes" is the autobiography of Bill Vandenbush and his spiritual awakening. His story starts in the late 60's and the Vietnam war was escalating as were the protests to the war. Meanwhile, Bill was eighteen and just graduated from high school and looking forward to leading an average American life. The summer of 1967 was spent being a hippie, hanging out and going to the Monetery pop Festival. It was a good time but Bill was having a hard time with his alcoholic father. He got a job but he felt like there was something else for him. So went for a drive to clear his head and he heard a voice in his head that said, "Follow your spirit." With his new resolve, Bill joined the Army and was eventually sent to Vietnam. It is here that he had a tough mental struggle. He battled with his morality and his humanity as the hippie boy quickly matured into a man. And then quickly from a man he morphed into an apathetic killing machine devoid of any feelings. He had to fight to survive, kill or be killed. During a fight in the rice paddies, Bill was hit with shrapnel in the face and began to bleed profusely. He laid down on the ground and he suddenly saw balls of energy, white lights, and comforting voices. He felt as if he spoke to angels and they were guiding him. He changed again. This spiritual awakening gave him strength to deal with the recovery from his injuries and the hurdles of his life. His faith was tested many times through divorce and financial problems but he believed his spirituality also guided him to a better life.
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Plot & Themes

Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   religion War/Cloak & Dagger story?    -   Fought as soldier War/Spying    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+ Which war?    -   Vietnam

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Jungles?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   spiritual Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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