Blue-Eyed Boy by Robert Timberg has been voted one of Amazon’s best books of the month!
IN 1966, Robert Timberg was a short-timer, counting down the days until his combat tour ended. He had thirteen days to when his vehicle struck a Vietcong land mine, resulting in third-degree burns over much of his face and body.
He survived, barely, then began the arduous battle back, determined to build a new life and make it matter. Remarkable as his return to health was—he endured thirty-five operations—perhaps more remarkable was his decision to reinvent himself as a journalist, one of the most public of professions.
This is a gripping account of what it took for an ambitious man to begin a new life amid the pitying stares and shocked reactions he encountered on a daily basis.