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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (280 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James R. McDonough Narrator: Joel Rook Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.'

"Using a lean style and a sense of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S. platoon taking part in the 'strategic hamlet' program. . . . Rather than present a potpourri of combat yarns. . . McDonough has focused a seasoned storyteller’s eye on the details, people, and incidents that best communicate a visceral feel of command under fire. . . . For the author’s honesty and literary craftsmanship, Platoon Leader seems destined to be read for a long time by second lieutenants trying to prepare for the future, veterans trying to remember the past, and civilians trying to understand what the profession of arms is all about.”–Army Times Download and start listening now!


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

    " This is an excellent book that is both a fast paced and interesting read. It tells of the author's time spent in Vietnam with the 173d ABN. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fred | 9/8/2013

    " One of the better books of this Vietnam Infantry genre. He doesn't make himself out to sound like the ultimate warrior bent on death and destruction like a ton of these guys do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeffrey | 7/25/2013

    " A great book for a new platoon leader "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ryan | 7/22/2013

    " Required reading at The Basic School. A well written, straightforward Vietnam memoir with thoughts on platoon level combat leadership. "

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