We Were Soldiers Once … and Young by Harold G. Moore audiobook

We Were Soldiers Once … and Young: Ia Drang – The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

By  Harold G. Moore  and Joseph L. Galloway
Read by Jonathan Davis

Tantor Audio 9780679411581
16.00 Hours Unabridged
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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 at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered—sacrificed themselves for their comrades and never gave up—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, have interviewed hundreds of men who fought there, including the North Vietnamese commanders. This devastating account rises above the specific ordeal it chronicles to present a picture of men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have found unimaginable only a few hours earlier. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

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New York Times bestseller

A US Marine Corps Commandant’s Choice for 1993

A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in History/Biography

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 at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War.

How these men persevered—sacrificed themselves for their comrades and never gave up—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, have interviewed hundreds of men who fought there, including the North Vietnamese commanders. This devastating account rises above the specific ordeal it chronicles to present a picture of men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have found unimaginable only a few hours earlier. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hal Moore and Joe Galloway have captured the terror and exhilaration, the comradeship and self-sacrifice, the brutality and compassion that are the dark heart of war.” Neil Sheehan, New York Times bestselling author
“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
“Jonathan Davis gives a splendid narration of this war story… a vivid and riveting story of the fighting. Davis’ baritone is resonant, his pacing deliberate but by no means plodding, and his pronunciation clear and precise. He subtly changes his voice for quotes and keeps the listener’s attention for the duration.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Harold G. Moore

Author Bio: Harold G. Moore

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.

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Author Bio: Joseph L. Galloway

Author Bio: Joseph L. Galloway

Joseph L. Galloway is a native Texan. At seventeen he was a reporter on a daily newspaper, at nineteen a bureau chief for United Press International. Now a senior writer with U.S. News & World Report, he covered the Gulf War and coauthored Triumph Without Victory: The Unreported History of the Persian Gulf War.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 16.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English