Once An Eagle

Once An Eagle

A Novel

Book - 2013
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"Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self interest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances by making the right connections behind the lines and in Washington's corridors of power. Beginning in the French countryside during the Great War, the conflict between these adversaries solidifies in the isolated garrison life marking peacetime, intensifies in the deadly Pacific jungles of World War II, and reaches its treacherous conclusion in the last major battleground of the Cold War -- Vietnam. A study in character and values, courage, nobility, honesty, and selflessness, here is an unforgettable story about a man who embodies the best in our nation -- and in us all." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hc043/2001058082.html.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2013.
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
ISBN: 9780062221629
0062221620
Branch Call Number: FIC MYRER, ANTON
Characteristics: xix, 1291 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: D'Este, Carlo 1936-

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Wilebo
Aug 26, 2017

Sam Damon represents the best of American leaders and soldiers. Those to whom the only monuments are their markers in American National Cemeteries here and abroad The book is written from WWI through Vietnam. History told in story form.

tsnow7 Mar 27, 2012

Best book written that describes what it's really like to be in a battle.
Courage, honor, horror, cowardice, self-aggrandizement...it's all in this book.

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