by Lt. General Hal Moore (USA-Ret) and Joe Galloway
A New York Times Bestseller
Marine Corps Commandant's Choice - Book of the Year for 1993
17 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list - here are some of the reviews:
Review by Kudzmedia.com - Vigil Houston
Traditional Review Excerpts:
"If you want to know what is was like to go to Vietnam as a young American...and find yourself caught in ferocious, remorseless combat with an enemy as courageous and idealistic as you were, then you must read this book...a minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour account of the opening battle of the war that reads with mesmerizing swiftness of combat. 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 A Bright Shining Lie
"A stunning achievement - paper and words with the permanence of marble. I read it and thought of The Red Badge of Courage, the highest compliment I can think of."
- David Halberstam, author of "The Best and The Brightest"
"Did you ever wonder where THE classic story of the Vietnam War was? Here it is."
- Georgie Ann Geyer, Syndicated Columnist
"We Were Soldiers Once...and Young is a great book of military history, written the way military history should be written. It is 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
"The best account of infantry combat I have ever read, and the most significant book to come out of the Vietnam War."
- Colonel David Hackworth, author of "About Face"