The Charm School

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Popular Literature Paper The literary production focused on in this paper is, The Charm School written by author Nelson DeMille. This book was published in 1988, and the author Nelson Demille is on the number one, New York Times Best selling authors list. Nelson Demille spent three years at Hofstra University, joined the Army and attended Officer Candidate School. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966-69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Calvary Division in Vietnam. He was decorated with the Air Medal, Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. DeMille returned to Hofstra University where he received his degree in Political Science and History. Mr. DeMille’s earlier books were NYPD…show more content…
DeMille has the ability to paint the perfect picture and explain each scenario that almost put you in the story and want to continue reading to see what was around the next corner. As are all of Mr. DeMilles’ pieces of work, this book was and continues to be on the number one New York times best selling list among many others. Nelson Demille has had one of his novels made into a motion picture and 1 other made into a television movie. “The Generals Daughter”, is a top 50 all-time box office hit, grossing over $250 million, and “Word of Honor”, was a highly successful television movie. “The Charm School”, as well as three other novels from Mr. DeMille is in current production for major motion pictures. This novel is already successful from sales, but the addition of the motion picture will make it even more economically successful than it already has become. The fan base has been sending numerous requests to all of the major motion picture companies pleading for more of Nelson Demilles’ books made into movies. The cultural values challenged in Mr. Demille’s novel “The Charm School” brings to light the thoughts that this type of situation did, “in fact,” take place, and the ramifications and consequences of this if it did happen. There have been a lot of conspiracy theories that have been thrown out by not only the media, and government, but by actual participants of the Vietnam War. With this happening, it brings with it a vast group of followers that are always searching for answers of what happened to American POWs during this

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