Platoon Leader

A Memoir of Command in Combat
Product Number: EB00161673
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307416384
Publisher: Presidio Press
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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...?cDonough 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

Author(s): James R. Mcdonough
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007

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