A study of the 1965 battle of Ia Drang, in the central highlands of South Vietnam, provides a blow-by-blow account of the battle and the implications of this key confrontation. The basis of a major motion picture directed by Randall Wallace and starring Mel Gibson.A study of the 1965 battle of Ia Drang, in the central highlands of South Vietnam, provides a blow-by-blow account of the battle and the implications of this key confrontation. The basis of a major motion picture directed by Randall Wallace and starring Mel Gibson.Read Less
Fine. Full midnight green leather stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Yellow silk endpapers and silk marker ribbon. 412 pp. with index. Illustrated. Limited to 2948 copies signed by both authors, with certificate of authenticity and photograph of the authors at the signing. Fine, bright, unused example. One of the great books of military history, the story of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in theNovember, 1965 first and second battles of the Ia Drang Valley, the United States first large-scale engagement of the Vietnam War. Basis for the film "We Were Soldiers" starring Mel Gibson in the role of Harold Moore.
Fine. No Dust Jacket, as Issued. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Signed Full leather binding with gilt-stamped lettering to front and spine. Four raised bands on spine. All page edges gilt. Ribbon marker bound in. Limited Edition, Signed by both authors. Copy #1662 on Certificate of Authenticity. Book is still in publisher's shrinkwrap.
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If you served during this period, you have to read this book. You can not put it down. Or rent the movie.
Apr 26, 2012
Well written, easy read, history that should be known
Mar 25, 2010
One of BEST about VN
The book AND movie show the real heroes most of soldiers in VN were, instead of vast majority of garbage from media and Hollywood. By all means ALL Americans should see the movie.
Oct 6, 2007
This is Vietnam
It was November, 1965 and only Twenty years post WWII, however, this was Vietnam and a different war. We Were Soldiers Once And Young, written by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and journalist Joseph Galloway, tells the story of the battle of la Drang. It is considered to be the first major United States battle in Vietnam and the battle that forever changed the "face" of war. As a reader, when you begin the book, you find a list consisting of the names of each man who was lost during the battle. Although the Vietnam War was fought in an era when technology allowed easy access to live coverage of battle, reading this book will impart a vivid impact of that war. Moore and Galloway give a gripping, fist clinching account of that three day battle in which men fought with courage, sacrificing self for others. This is a powerful and emotional read.
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