From out of the jungles of Southeast Asia, a convoluted, trenchmouthed tale involving a battalion of war-weary Army misfits...

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TAKE THE WAR TO WASHINGTON

From out of the jungles of Southeast Asia, a convoluted, trenchmouthed tale involving a battalion of war-weary Army misfits who decide to ""bring Vietnam to the American people."" The racially mixed group of 540 dissenters is led by charismatic John Halliday -- an insubordinate major who hopes to wage ""democratic violence"" because ""the system is manifestly rotten."" After hijacking two U.S. aircraft carriers from Saigon harbor, the renegades make a long voyage back home to the Hudson. There they blow up the Statue of Liberty and launch missiles into Manhattan and the New Jersey shore. . . before guerrillas start wiping out Wall Street with minimal resistance from ineffectual National Guardsmen. Back at the White House, an image-conscious President Foxwell hopes he'll be able to overcome by restoring the death penalty and branding Halliday a Russian Commie. The Major's march to Washington goes like clockwork pink -- it's aided by Vietnam vets, weirdos, rioters and D.C. blacks -- before Foxwell and his Secretary of State (Herman Caressinger) are taken hostage and. . . . Call it urbanized jungle rot.

Pub Date: April 21, 1975

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: St. Martin's

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1975