Platoon Leader

  • by James R. McDonough
  • Narrated by Joel Rooks
  • 1 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.

"Using a lean style and a sense of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S. platoon taking part in the 'strategic hamlet' program.... Rather than present a potpourri of combat yarns...McDonough has focused a seasoned storyteller's eye on the details, people, and incidents that best communicate a visceral feel of command under fire.... For the author's honesty and literary craftsmanship, Platoon Leader seems destined to be read for a long time by second lieutenants trying to prepare for the future, veterans trying to remember the past, and civilians trying to understand what the profession of arms is all about." ( Army Times)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-07-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio