Perry Deane Young
(March 27, 1941–January 1, 2019)
In January, 1968, Perry Deane Young went to Vietnam on assignment for UPI. He arrived in Saigon the night the Tet Offensive began. In 1970, he left Vietnam to work for the New York Post in New York, Beirut, and Cairo. Since 1970, Young has published articles in numerous national magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, Harper’s, Ms., Rolling Stone, Penthouse, Cosmopolitan, The Advocate, Washingtonian,Saturday Review, The Chicago Journalism Review, and The Quill. A columnist for the Chapel Hill Herald and the Asheville Citizen-Times from 1996-2003, his articles now appear in The Independent and can be found in the archives. He is the author of nine nonfiction books, two plays, and one screenplay.
In 2005, Perry Deane Young presented all of his personal and professional papers from his long career as an author and journalist to the Southern Historical Collection of Manuscripts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Carolina Classics Editions
9 x 6 paperback, 296 pages with photographs
and a new afterword
Originally published 1975 by Coward, McCann & Geohegan, Inc., New York, NY