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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Century, Jack Jacobs Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Army First Lieutenant Jack Jacobs was serving as an advisor to the South Vietnamese when he and his men came under devastating attack. Severely wounded, Jacobs took command and withdrew the unit, returning again and again to the site of the attack to rescue more men, saving the lives of a US advisor and thirteen Allied soldiers. Colonel Jacobs received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor.

Here, with candor, humor, and quiet modesty, Jack Jacobs tells his stirring story of heroism, honor, and the personal code by which he has lived his life. He expounds with blunt honesty and insight his views on our contemporary world and the nature and necessity of sacrifice.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Offers a mix of no-holds-barred personal history and pointed observations about the demands (or lack thereof) the U.S. makes on its citizens today. Never self-indulgent or preachy, Jacobs takes an honest—and often brutally funny—look back at his own life and forward to the future of the military and the nation.”

    Parade magazine

  • Winner of the 2010 Colby Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 11/4/2013

    " The author mixes a great deal of self-depreciating humor with an intelligent read that made me ponder. His candor, insight, and intelligence (I had to look up a few words!) were thoroughly enjoyable. America needs more people like this Medal-of-Honor winner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ed | 10/19/2013

    " Interesting book by a US Medal of Honor winner. Not many of them are live to tell their stories. Good biography, but I was hopeing for a more profound philosophy. Some good leadership tips but on the whole a mediocre book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Madelyn | 10/15/2013

    " Well written chronicle of VietNam war and life and career in Army.Jack Jacobs has so much New Yorker in him that I was definitely able to relate to his sarcasm. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom Armstrong | 4/28/2013

    " Great book. Very insightful, very funny and definitely worth reading. "

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About the Author

Jack Jacobs retired from the military as a full colonel in 1987. Today, he is widely regarded as one of the world’s most perceptive and outspoken military analysts. He lives in Millington, New Jersey.