Book — xiv, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
List of maps..List of abbreviations..Introduction..1 A warrior in training..2 Up the Ramu..3 Balikpapan..4 Korea..5 The Third World War has started!..6 Hills are for heroes..7 Kapyong..8 Kill or be killed..9 Maryang San..10 Private, temporary corporal, temporary warrant officer, class two..11 Eyes like a cat and no nerves at all..12 Belles and bullies..13 Vietnam..14 On the trail..15 'Sneaky work': the Phoenix program..16 Kashmir interlude..17 Return to Vietnam..18 Man of Sparta..Len Opie's medals..Acknowledgements..Notes..Bibliography..Index.
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'If I'd have been a Vietcong you'd be dead.' Len Opie Through three wars across thirty years, Len Opie carved a reputation as one of Australia's greatest infantrymen. A cold-eyed killer who drank nothing stronger than weak tea, he fought with his bare hands, a sharpened shovel and piano wire. He was a larrikin who went by the book, unless the book was wrong. He set his own bar high and expected others to do the same. Stone Cold takes us into the jungles of New Guinea and Borneo. It goes to the cold heart of Korea, where Len emerged from the ranks to excel in the epic Battle of Kapyong and play a key role at the Battle of Maryang San. And it drops us into the centre of the American counter-insurgency war in Vietnam with Len's involvement in the CIA's shadowy black ops program, Phoenix. Action-packed and surprising, Stone Cold gives rich life to a warrior soldier and one of Australia's greatest diggers. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
First edition. - Toronto : Coach House Books, c2013.
Book — 67 p. ; 21 cm
"After reading Mr. Faulkner's incredible book, something happened. I began to feel bad for the person I was before reading his poems. The poet writes: 'I've placed dynamite around your heart and a bit / in your teeth. How bored you must have been / before you met me.' And he's right. It was so goddamn boring before we met him."--Matthew Dickman Need Machine clamors through the brain like an unruly marching band. Both caustic and thoughtful, these poems offer a topography of modern life writ large in twitchy, neon splendor, in a voice as sure as a surgeon and as trustworthy as a rumor. Andrew Faulkner co-curates The Emergency Response Unit, a chapbook press. This is his first book. (source: Nielsen Book Data)