A novel for our time written 45 years ago.
“Rarely does a literary work emerge that delves so deeply and courageously into the human psyche,” says author Malachy McCourt. Long Before the Next War is such a book.
After the publisher discovered the typewritten manuscript in his archives 45 years after it was written, he realized it was as relevant today as it was then.
Originally penned when the author was 23 and recently returned from Vietnam, the author’s words explode off the page, immersing the reader through its brilliant prose and poetry in the experience of war.
It is the author’s hope that recounting the raw emotions of soldiers in combat is the best defense against making the decision to go to war lightly.