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Waiting for Westmoreland: A Memoir, the Path from Vietnam to Enlightenment

Waiting for Westmoreland: A Memoir, the Path from Vietnam to Enlightenment

ByJohn Maberry

This book is the true story of a 20th century Candide-an innocent growing up in America in the fifties. As a boy, the author suffers the death of loved ones. Spending a year in Vietnam corrupts him. Then the political realities of the war and Watergate shatter his idealistic illusions about America. He searches for tools to reform the country that failed him. His quest becomes a frustrating pursuit. Finally, he meets a person who tells him about the life philosophy of Buddhism. He learns that the credit or blame for all of life's events lies within-not from others. Looking for happiness outside oneself is fruitless. Only by taking personal responsibility for one's own life can one be truly happy. Reforming oneself, rather than changing others, leads to a better world.

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Publication Date
Nov 28, 2017
Language
English
ISBN
9781387403257
Category
Biographies & Memoirs
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): John Maberry

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Format
EPUB

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