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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (97 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On April 30, 1975, for twenty-four straight harrowing hours, a small band of United States Marines exhibited exceptional bravery to evacuate thousands from Saigon as North Vietnamese forces surged toward the city. Based on a wealth of recently declassified documents and in-depth, firsthand accounts, Last Men Out is the pulse-pounding story of that day, told primarily through the courageous actions of the eleven men who were the last to be flown off the US embassy roof, rescued from certain death just moments before capture. Among them: Marine Captain Gerry Berry, who piloted his helicopter for eighteen hours straight and had to forcibly carry off the American ambassador, and General Richard Carey, who insisted that he would arrest any officer who ordered choppers grounded while there were still Marines in Saigon.

Bob Drury and Tom Clavin gained unprecedented access to the actual transmissions between helicopter pilots, officers, and officials in Saigon, secretly recorded by the National Security Agency, and have had the full cooperation of the eight surviving men of those last eleven.

Last Men Out unfolds with all the heart-stopping urgency of the best thrillers—a riveting true story finally told, in full, by those who lived it.

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  • “An exciting, focused account…A thrilling narrative of bravery, bravado, and loss.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill | 1/11/2014

    " Chaos and heroism as Saigon falls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maureen Mahowald | 1/1/2014

    " This book was riveting. Those of us from the Baby Boomer generation will remember that Saigon fell on April 30, 1975. This book will take you through the final days, the historic airlift of people fleeing the country, and the final US military members who were the last to leave the US Embassy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Liz | 12/14/2013

    " This is a nonfiction book that reads like a novel. I was born after the Vietnam War ended and this book does an excellent job of describing the US Governments screw-ups there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill Brown | 11/29/2013

    " Good read. Very detailed account of the last hours in Vietnam. Thoroughly researched and documented. "

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