The 1960s… Children of the Greatest Generation precariously teeter on the edge of a world gone mad.
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Nuclear winter threatens from the shadows of a genocidal war in Southeast Asia as America courts disaster in the sticky jungles of Vietnam; and soon, gunfire will rip through a sunny plaza in Dallas, killing both the nation's beloved president and a young generation's innocence.
From the fringes of this trembling universe calls a voice of a young boy whose naïve world of high school proms and keg parties will soon be hurled out the door of a huey gunship streaking over the killing fields of Vietnam.
Everything he ever knew, and all he believed was true shall be forever changed. Only one thing remains constant.
The review of this Book prepared by Kevin Cahill
"Letters to a Rose" is a contemporary narrative that offers a glimpse of the latter 20th Century through the eyes of a child of the 60s. It begins with a lighthearted, nostalgic trip through a young boy's childhood, but takes a sudden, dark turn to the tragic murder of John Kennedy, violent political unrest, and the jungles of Vietnam. In the center is a romance deeply rooted in the tumultuous decades of change the gave rise to a nebulous generation that never quite found itself.
The review of this Book prepared by Robert Henley