Heather from Age 30+…A Lifetime of Books recently read We Were Soliders Once…and Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway for the Vietnam War Reading Challenge. Here’s an excerpt from her review:
Just as Tim O’Brien did in THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, the authors of this book say in their introduction that this story is less a war story and more a love story, about the love of and respect for your country ingrained in 1950s America and the love for your brothers-in-arms. There were times in the book when I’d forget that, but there were many, many times when I clearly remembered it.
The battles described in this book were horrendous and the death toll staggering. The impact these events had on the troops, the war effort, the families back home, and America in general is incalculable. I’m so glad that I took the time to listen to this book and to try to understand something of what happened back then.
Read the complete review here.
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