The Green Berets

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Macmillan, Sep 16, 2002 - Fiction - 416 pages
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In 1965, writer Robin Moore wanted to understand more about the little-known activities of the U.S. Army Special Forces, known amongst themselves as the Green Berets. With presidential approval by John F. Kennedy himself, Moore went to a place called Vietnam--and was never the same again.

This monumental, bestselling work--the inspiration for the classic movie starring John Wayne and one of the first wake-up called given to the American public about Vietnam--plunges us into the chaos that was our nation's first experience with unconventional warfare.

From fighting the Viet Cong to fighting alongside Montagnard tribesmen, The Green Berets captures the terror of fire fights and iambuses, the constant confusion between friend and foe and the amazing can-do spirit of U.S. Special Forces "advisors" who changed the shape of war even as it changed them. Filled with unforgettable characters- woman spy, a daredevil pilot, and heroic soldiers on both sides of the battle--and updated to include a chapter comparing today's special forces to those from the Vietnam era, The Green Berets is an action-packed, unforgettable chronicle of a secret war and the extraordinary men who fought it.
 

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Contents

A Green BeretAll the Way
18
The Immortal Sergeant Hanks
74
Combat Pay
98
The CaoDai Pagoda
123
Two Birds With One Stone
139
Coup De Grace
181
Home to Nanette
211
POWs
279
The Immodest Mr Pomfret
300
Hit Em Where They Live
321
The Consummate Green Beret
407
The Lesson of the Wall
429
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Robert Lowell Moore Jr., was born on October 31, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Middlesex School, Belmont Hill School and Harvard College. He published several novels using information gathered from travelling and his experiences as main ideas. In 1963 he joined the US Army Special Forces as a civilian with special permission from President John F. Kennedy, . He trained for almost a year and then went with the Special Forces to Vietnam. His experiences in Vietnam served as the background material for "The Green Berets" which was published in 1965. Other titles include "The French connection" and the Happy Hooker. Robin Moore died February 21, 2008.

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