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Author: Harold G. Moore Narrator: Pete Cross Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9781520091716
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Each year, the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant selects a book that he believes is both relevant and timeless to be read by all Marines. This book was the Commandant's choice for 1993. In November 1965, some 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces. Together, these actions constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered makes a vivid portrait of war at its most inspiring and devastating. General Moore and Joseph Galloway, the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting, interviewed hundreds of men who fought there, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their devastating account rises above the specific ordeal it chronicles, revealing man's most heroic and horrendous endea Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A gut-wrenching account of what war is really all about., which should be ‘must’ reading for all Americans, especially those who have been led to believe that war is some kind of Nintendo game.”

    General H. Norman Schwarzkoff

  • “A vivid re-creation of the first major ground battle of the Vietnam War.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • New York Times bestseller
  • A US Marine Corps Commandant’s Choice for 1993

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About the Author

Harold G. Moore (1922–2017) was a West Point graduate, a master parachutist, and a US Army aviator. He commanded two infantry companies in the Korean War and was a battalion and brigade commander in Vietnam before retiring from the army in 1977 with thirty-two years’ service. He then became executive vice president of a Colorado ski resort for four years before founding a computer software company.

About the Narrator

Pete Cross is an Earphones Award–winning narrator. He holds a BA in theater from the University of Toledo and an MFA in acting from the California Institute of the Arts. His experience on stage includes Carnegie Hall, and he has also acted in film. He has served on the faculty at Cal Arts and with Aquila Morong Studio in Hollywood. He has coached for film and theatrical productions and continues to work with private clients all over the world.