Honor and Duty: A Novel, Lee, Gus

Honor and Duty: A Novel

Authors: Lee, Gus
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC030000, FIC032000, FIC054000
ISBN: 9780804151702, Related ISBNs: 0375405739, 0679412581, 0679413596, 0804110042, 0804151709
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 420
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Kai Ting knows what it means to become an American and lose all that is Chinese. It happened to his father, a former officer in Chiang Kai-shek's army, who never came to terms with his new life in the United States. Now, as a West Point cadet in the 1960s, Kai has a golden chance both to retain his heritage and to become undeniably, gloriously American.

But the Point has dangerous preconceptions about Asians, especially as the war in Vietnam escalates. Kai walks on a razor's edge...and falls into the dark pit of a cheating scandal. Suddenly, he must learn a new tribal behavior, a new etiquette. And his very survival depends on learning it fast....

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