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Fields of Fire

(1978)
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They each had their reasons for being a soldier.

They each had their illusions. Goodrich came from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo — Death Before Dishonor — before he got the uniform. And Hodges was haunted by the ghosts of family heroes.

They were three young men from different worlds plunged into a white-hot, murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin, 1969. They had no way of knowing what awaited them. Nothing could have prepared them for the madness to come. And in the heat and horror of battle they took on new identities, took on each other, and were each reborn in fields of fire....

Fields of Fire is James Webb's classic, searing novel of the Vietnam War, a novel of poetic power, razor-sharp observation, and agonizing human truths seen through the prism of nonstop combat. Weaving together a cast of vivid characters, Fields of Fire captures the journey of unformed men through a man-made hell — until each man finds his fate.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"In my opinion the finest of the vietnam novels." - Tom Wolfe


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Hardback Editions

May 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fields of Fire: A Novel
Author(s): James H Webb
ISBN: 0-613-99809-X / 978-0-613-99809-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall Trade
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February 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James Webb
ISBN: 0-246-11144-5 / 978-0-246-11144-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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August 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James H Webb
ISBN: 0-13-314286-8 / 978-0-13-314286-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
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Paperback Editions

January 2021 : UK Paperback

Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James Webb
ISBN: 1-78863-813-1 / 978-1-78863-813-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canelo
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August 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fields of Fire: A Novel
Author(s): James Webb
ISBN: 0-553-58385-9 / 978-0-553-58385-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fields of Fire: A Novel (Bluejacket Books)
Author(s): James H Webb
ISBN: 1-55750-963-8 / 978-1-55750-963-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
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February 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fields of Fire: Fields of Fire
Author(s): Simon Webb
ISBN: 0-671-73138-6 / 978-0-671-73138-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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November 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James Webb
ISBN: 0-553-25679-3 / 978-0-553-25679-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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November 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James H Webb
ISBN: 0-553-22956-7 / 978-0-553-22956-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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January 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fields of Fire (A Mayflower book)
Author(s): James Webb
ISBN: 0-583-13331-2 / 978-0-583-13331-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: Title: Fields of fire A novel
Author(s): James H Webb
ISBN: 0-553-12313-0 / 978-0-553-12313-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James Webb
ISBN: 1-4526-1353-2 / 978-1-4526-1353-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James Webb
ISBN: 1-4526-4353-9 / 978-1-4526-4353-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James Webb
ISBN: 1-4526-6353-X / 978-1-4526-6353-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James Webb
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James Webb
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2019 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fields of Fire
Author(s): James Webb
Publisher: Canelo Action
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November 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fields of Fire: A Novel
Author(s): James Webb
Publisher: Bantam
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