Across The Pond

General Fiction

By Michael McCormick

Publisher : Vantage Press

ABOUT Michael McCormick

Michael McCormick
I am the author of Across The Pond by Michael McCormick. The story of a young American man who fights for his country during the war in Vietnam, only to be rejected and ostracized by the very society that sent him to war in the first place.



Across The Pond by Michael McCormick is the story of a young American who fights in the Vietnam war for his country, only to be rejected when he comes home. The author based the book on his personal experience during the Vietnam war. Ron Kovic, author of Born On The Fourth of July wrote, "This book grips the reader from the very beginning and does not let go. It is written with the violence and fury of Leon Uris's Battle Cry, and the tenderness and compassion of a simple poet. I believe it will be recognized as one of the important books to come out of that war. With this work, McCormick takes his place among the other important chroniclers of this period."

My novella is a work of fiction, based on my experience as an infantry squad leader during the Vietnam war. Upon my return the United States, I was awarded the Silver Star Medal and the Purple Heart.