About The Book & Author
Ed Gaydos was not a hero. Shipped off to Vietnam in 1970,
he did not capture a single enemy soldier or single-handedly dismantle the Ho
Chi Minh trail. He sat on a remote patch of sand behind barbed wire with a bunch
of teenagers, dodging incoming mortars, battling insects and holding back an
avalanche of paperwork.
This hilarious, intelligent memoir of the regular soldiers of the Vietnam War
will leave readers of all types hungry for the next story. With an unflinching
eye for detail that spares no one, even himself, Ed Gaydos reveals his personal
struggles to make sense of the war. He somehow manages to exit laughing in Seven
In A Jeep.
"Seven in a Jeep is written with clarity, insight and a wonderful sense of
irony. Although it is about just one small unit in a big war, it should resonate
for anyone who wonders what it is like to be part of a diverse group of human
beings facing a common danger far from home. This book is both an informative
and entertaining read." - William J. Shkurti, author of Soldiering on in a Dying
to contact Rosie Williams to order "Seven in a Jeep".
has a razor wit, a radar for the absurd and a
scholar's precision. Seven in a Jeep, his Vietnam memoir, is the work of a
gifted storyteller." - Mike Curtin, retired editor, The Columbus Dispatch.