“Muddy Jungle Rivers” Book Reading and Discussion

Blackduck Community Library and AMVETS have teamed up to host a book reading and discussion by Wendell Affield, author of Muddy Jungle Rivers, a Vietnam War memoir. The event begins at 6:30 PM, March 14, at Blackduck Good Samaritan Senior Living in the “great room.” The public is invited.

Muddy Jungle Rivers is a close-up look at life on a gunboat during 1968, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War. It is the story of a seven-man crew captained by a volatile pro-war enlisted man, told from a twenty-year-old Cox’n’s point of view. In Muddy Jungle Rivers the reader will glimpse the genesis of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Steve Almond wrote the Foreword.

Affield recently visited classes at Bemidji State University and discussed Muddy Jungle Rivers, writing, memory, and research. He is currently studying Abnormal Psychology at BSU to gain insights into human behavior as he works on his latest writing project. Affield and his wife, Patti, live on a farm west of Bemidji.

Affield will donate a portion of the evening’s book sales to the Blackduck Community Library.

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  1. Nita Walker says:

    Awesome book! A must read for all those of the Vietnam War era, who never really understood what the soldiers were going through at the time. Also a very private look into rural living in northern Minnesota. It hits home for me.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Buy this book now! You won’t be disappointed! It’s a book you can’t put down! 5 star out of 5 star!


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