All That Matters
by L. H. Burruss
An epic historical novel of America during the Vietnam War era and beyond. History, romance, combat action and humanitarian relief through the lives of soldiers and their loves.
"All That Matters is an epic historical novel of the Vietnam War era and beyond, as seen through the eyes of Ed Walker, a Chesapeake Bay waterman turned combat officer, his anti-war wife, an Army nurse, and their families, comrades, and lovers. Packed with combat action, romance, and America's conflicting emotions about the Vietnam War, All That Matters moves with Ed from his youth on the rivers of Tidewater, Virginia to his rocky romance with the beautiful peace activist Mary McClanahan, his immersion in the cauldron of war, and his bittersweet affair with a dedicated nurse. Its dramatic conclusion occurs in Somalia, where Walker finds himself trying to balance the humanitarian relief effort with military intervention. Along the way, the reader encounters a host of unforgettable characters and poignant vignettes of those characters' struggles with life, love, duty, and war.
All That Matters is a worthy follow-up to the best selling blockbuster of the 1970s, Once An Eagle, by the late Anton Myrer, Burruss's literary mentor."