Harold G. Moore

1 We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

Author : Harold G. Moore & Joseph L. Galloway
Genre :  Military  Books  History 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-11-06
Description :  <b><i>New York Times</i></b><b> Bestseller: A “powerful and epic story .&#xa0;.&#xa0;. the best account of infantry combat I have ever read” (Col. David Hackworth, author of <i>About Face</i>)<i>.</i></b><br /> &#xa0;In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped 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 brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam.<br /> &#xa0;How these Americans persevered—sacrificing themselves for their comrades and never giving up—creates a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring. Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway—the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting—interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man’s most heroic and horrendous endeavor.<br /> “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 Schwarzkopf<br /><br /> “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, author of <i>A Bright Shining Lie</i><i>&#xa0;</i>“A stunning achievement—paper and words with the permanence of marble. I read it and thought of <i>The Red Badge of Courage</i>, the highest compliment I can think of.” —David Halberstam<br /><b>Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.)</b> was a master parachutist and Army aviator who commanded two infantry companies in the Korean War and was a battalion and brigade commander in Vietnam. He retired from the Army in 1977 with thirty-two years’ service.&#xa0;<b>Joseph L. Galloway</b> is the author of a weekly syndicated column on military and national security affairs. He recently retired as senior military correspondent of Knight-Ridder newspapers. Galloway spent twenty-two years as a foreign and war correspondent and bureau chief for United Press International, and nearly twenty years as a senior editor for <i>U.S. News &amp; World Report</i>.&#xa0;

2 We Are Soldiers Still

Author : Harold G. Moore & Joseph L. Galloway
Genre :  History  Books 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  Lt. Gen. Harold Moore and Joseph Galloway return to Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley more than four decades after the battle they recalled in their #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. Renewing their relationships with ten American veterans of the fabled conflict—and with former adversaries—the authors explore how the war changed them all, as well as their two countries.<br /><br />We Are Soldiers Still is an emotional journey back to hallowed ground, putting a human face on warfare as the authors reflect on war's devastating cost.

3 Vietnam per sempre

Author : Joseph L. Galloway & Harold G. Moore
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-04-24
Description :  "Questo è il racconto di cosa facemmo, vedemmo e patimmo durante una campagna nella valle del fiume Ia Drang, sugli altipiani centrali del Vietnam del Sud, nel novembre 1965. Eravamo i figli degli anni Cinquanta, giovani seguaci di John Kennedy, e andammo dove ci avevano mandato. Oggi, i nostri volti di giovani ormai vecchi, scavati dalle febbri e dalle notti insonni, ci fissano impietriti, come estranei sperduti e dannati, dalle foto ingiallite che abbiamo conservato in scatole di cartone. Noi sappiamo cos'è stato il Vietnam, e come sembravamo, e agivamo, e parlavamo, e odoravamo. In America pare che non lo sappia nessun altro. E allora per una volta, una volta sola, bisogna dire: è cominciato così, era così. Alla fine i morti non si sono rialzati. I feriti non si sono sciacquati le piaghe per riprendere a vivere come se niente fosse. Nessuno di noi ha lasciato il Vietnam uguale a prima.Questo racconto è il nostro testamento. È il nostro tributo ai ragazzi americani che ci sono morti accanto, e alle centinaia di ragazzi dell'Armata del popolo morti in quella giungla. Questa è la nostra storia e la loro. Perché un tempo siamo stati soldati, e giovani."<br /> È stata la guerra più fotogenica, più cinematografica, più letteraria del secolo scorso. Lo spauracchio di tutte le guerre che l'America ha combattuto in seguito. In <i><b>Eravamo giovani in Vietnam</b></i> e <i><b>Nessuno ha lasciato il Vietnam</b></i>, i due bestseller qui raccolti, rivive una pagina emblematica di quella guerra, la battaglia dello Ia Drang. A raccontarla sono il colonnello<b> Harold Moore</b>, protagonista di quei giorni, e il giornalista <b>Joseph Galloway</b>, uno dei pochi reporter a seguire la battaglia. Entrambi, pur essendo tornati, non hanno mai lasciato il Vietnam per davvero.

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