First A Torch

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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Ink & Lens, Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
478
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.96 X 9.0 inches | 1.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780970514868
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About the Author

Winner of many writing awards including the Ernest Hemingway Award for short fiction. A disabled Vietnam Veteran called in one article "Vietnam's strangest Veteran" because he was wounded twice while on patrol with the 4th Infantry Division Band. An accomplished photographer and musician he was named by American Photo magazine as one of the world's best sports photographers and has played trumpet with many groups including Mel Torme' and Woody Herman. He often plays at Minh's Jazz Club, in Hanoi. He published "Calotype, " a photography magazine for students, and "Boxing Prospects," a news magazine for emerging boxers. He was formerly the road manager for boxing champion Roberto Duran. Exceptionally Qualified to Write "First a Torch" Because Baker lives part-time in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he is an editor of an English-speaking Vietnamese magazine, "Vietnam Cultural Widow," he is uniquely capable of telling the story from both sides of the conflict, something exceptional in literature where writers often struggle to see opposing viewpoints and cultures. He fully understands war, having participated in one, and its psychological impact. (His book "Looking for Jimmy Wilde" is used as a reference in several V.A. hospitals)