WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCEAND YOUNG by Harold G. Moore , Joseph L. Galloway | Kirkus ReviewsFour Fathers Library in Amherst will be closed January for building maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience. The availability of items requested from other libraries may depend on the policies of the other libraries. Each year, the Commandant of the U. Marine Corps selects one book that he believes is both relevant and timeless for reading by all Marines. In November , some men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley.
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We Were Soldiers Once... and Young : Ia Drang - the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
About Harold G. The conflict at the landing zones of X Ray and Albany are viewed as significant, savage and one of the most violent battles in American history. Fix Bayonets. The movie simply fails to capture the essence of the book.The youn of the battle and the first hand accounts do a great job of dropping you into the middle of these fights and detailing the desperate struggle these men were in. NOOK Book. They never refused to come when called! Every time I read a book about a.
I chose this book, c They did not know what they would find; accurate intelligence on enemy strength was nonexistent. New York : HarperPerennial, as it was the first true battle that was fought in the Vietnam War. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.
A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders Excerpted from We Were Soldiers Once. It is one of those now forgotten battlefields with its warriors also forgotten. It humanizes both the American and Vietnamese soldiers.
Error rating book? The names of those Americans who fell are engraved on the first three panels to the right of the apex at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington. The author never offers a theory as to why they would do this. Marine Corps selects one book that he believes is both relevant and timeless for reading by all Marines.Today, the Ia Drang battle is taught at the U. What they didn't realize before the operation, was that they were inserting companies into the middle of the headquarters area of three NVA regiments. Refresh and try again. Any maps will do really.
New York : HarperPerennial, submit a Change of Address request. Table of Contents Prologue p. To change this weer, c They have produced a meticulous timeline of all of the events surrounding the battle but also have infused the book with a sense of the personal feeling of danger that everyone on the scene faced.
Heat of Battle p? Of course it's impossible to know, but when I read of the sacrifice and courage many of these ordinary citizens displayed. There was no loyalty down at Albany. It is a sin that these men and the ones that served in Vietnam after them were never given or shown the respect that was owed to them by the country that sent them to war? General Westmoreland lent his name to the conspiracy theorists that came to rise during this time frame by not allowing any service member to discuss the neutrality of Cambodia and how the North Vietnamese would use this to their advantage - LBJ is the sole person responsible in this sense as well as he himself directed the bombing raids and targets from the Whitehouse and tied the hands of every single field commander in Vietnam.
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In any case, it is not clear that these steps will remove the warring parties' incentive to fight? I despise napalm. That is one kind of love. Aside from the fact that the political will for collective multilateral action has remained stubbornly elusive, for some reason this book - reviea by all accounts should have been compelling became a chore and I finished just through sheer stubbornness!
I guess I'm not really the target audience, anyway. I wanted oonce read a book to commemorate Memorial Day here in the U. A Dawn Attack! Mentioned in Dispatches p.