Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 75, No. 2, Spring 1999
12 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2009
Date Written: 1999
This story by James Redwood conveys the recollections of a former Assessor of the Vietnamese Republic’s Ministry of War as they relate to his children and career during wartime. Through seemingly willful naïveté, obtuse rationalization, and ostensibly precise accountings of numbers, times, and settings by the primary character, Redwood presents the bureaucracy and social inconvenience of war, and the deteriorating effect it has on individuals and families caught in the midst of conflict.
Keywords: Vietnam, War, Bureaucracy, Denial
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Redwood, James D., Numbers (1999). Virginia Quarterly Review, Vol. 75, No. 2, Spring 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1520558