An evocative, vividly detailed memoir of the madness and miracles of the Vietnam War by an award-winning reporter whose experiences in combat--and whose relationship with a Vietnamese cat named Meo--have haunted and inspired him for more than twenty-five years
John Laurence's coverage of the Vietnam War for CBS News received the George Polk memorial award for best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad. His other experiences as a journalist include covering the Chicago 7 trial in 1969 and the Reagan presidential campaign in 1979-80. Laurence was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and has lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. He now lives in England.