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Lieutenant Dangerous by Jeff Danziger
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Jul 06, 2021 | ISBN 9781586422738

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“Lieutenant Dangerous is, the author notes, a “sad story, full of waste and loss.” It’s powerful. Put it next to Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” on your bookshelf.”
Laurie Hertzel, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

An “important book . . . at times mordantly funny, at others sparking with anger.”
The Washington Post

“By turns funny, sad, horrifying, and thought-provoking . . . reads like a cross between Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 and the television show M.A.S.H.
The Christian Science Monitor

“As with his cartooning, Danziger pulls no punches with his description of his time in the service and Vietnam.”
The Florida Times-Union

“A must-read war memoir . . . with zero punches pulled, related by one of the most incisive observers of the American political scene.”
KIRKUS reviews (starred review)

“In clear language he [Danziger] describes both the horrors and absurdities of war and the toll it takes on a soldier.
The Rutland Herald

“Brilliant political cartoonist Jeff Danziger has written a crackerjack new book…The book is a rollicking, honest, cynical and, at times, tragic recollection of that dreadful and deceitful war.”
Valley News

“Danziger’s new book isn’t merely a recollection of a tumultuous time in his youth; it also passionately engages our political situation now.”
Seven Days

“Lieutenant Dangerous is a forthright, brutally honest memoir of one American’s experiences during the time of the Vietnam War.”
The North Star Monthly

“Danziger’s book is a note to the wise. You can forget about the Vietnam War. Certainly, the past cannot be recovered.  But it pays to be on guard not to repeat the same mistakes in the future. Danziger has written a fine book and it is well worth reading.”
Global Insights

“His book, which careens from political satire to wrenching personal history with a highly palatable dollop of social analysis, is as relevant today as it would have been when the events it describes were taking place.”
–Who What Why

“Mr. Danziger be­longs to a gen­er­a­tion that was shaped by the war in Viet­nam and the po­lit­i­cal up­heaval it caused.  He has suc­ceeded in what he set out to do — to nar­rate one young man’s jour­ney through the worst of that mael­strom.  And he has man­aged to set it all down with­out so much as a whiff of un­de­served nos­tal­gia.
–The Barton Chronicle

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