At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The ride was an eye-opener. I can't give it a perfect score because he comes off too arrogant. He surmised the likely infiltration routes and assembly areas and the likely start date. Drawing on interviews with soldiers from the Hardcore Battalion conducted over the past decade by his partner and coauthor, Eilhys England, Hackworth takes readers along on their sniper missions, ambush actions, helicopter strikes and inside the quagmire of command politics. It describes officers making terrible decisions from incompetence to cowardice. Under Hackworths command those soldiers turned into a elite well trained battalion of soldiers.
The inside of the of the cover was brown and there was push back as it was less camouflaged than the green. The E-mail message field is required. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. If you are interested in leadership, character, values and commitment to mission, you need to read this book. Army had ever seen touched down in Vietnam for his second tour of duty, which would turn out to be his most daring and legendary.
He probably was one of a very few commanders that actually was in the field with his men. Hackworth, one of America's most decorated soldiers, lays bare his most daring and legendary tour of duty. . The Book Is Bound In One Quarter Black Over Gray Paper With Silver Stamped Lettering On The Front And Spine. I served with almost all draftees, we lost some very good soldiers, but most of all they were young kids and great Americans. Connecting readers with great books since 1972.
David Hackworth relates a narrative about himself. Now he was General Ewell's consigliere. While I meet with them, how about you getting together with the first sergeants? The various views of a single situation is interesting. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.
A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. And how Interesting but disturbing book about the Army in Vietnam, which can equally be applied to armed forces activities today. It's an honest look at how life was whi Col Hackworth Retired talks about how he was given one of the worst units in Vietnam and turned them from terrible apathetic soldiers with a high causuality rate to an effective unit with high esprit de corps and a lower causuality rate while actually putting a hurting on the enemy. Unlike most of these war memoirs, Steel My Soldiers' Hearts has an antagonist, the careerist and incompetent Colonel later Major General Ira Hunt, who interfered constantly in Hackworth's plans to the detriment of the ordinary soldiers in the battalion. Colonel David Hackworth, a decorated Korean vet wrote the book on the way to successfully fight the Viet Cong. Bumstead began a new one.
But while Enron executives are being portrayed as thieves leaving employees with little retirement hope, inadequate leadership in combat can lead to a more terminal result. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. About this Item: Touchstone, 2003. Hackworth had just completed the writing of a tactical handbook for the Pentagon, and now he had been ordered to put his counterguerilla-fighting theories into action. С самой низкой ценой, неиспользованный товар без единого признака износа. Dinh Tuong was the swampy home court of Base Area 470, the Vietcong's Mekong stronghold. I really liked how he talked about everything from infantry in the field, snipers, choppers, medics, hookers, and all that's in between.
During his time as a journalist, Hackworth investigated many subjects, including an assertion into the accused improper wearing of ribbons and devices by Admiral Mike Boorda, an investigation which is speculated to have driven Boorda to committing suicide. There may also be another way for readers to get the story if they don't read the book. This isn't entirely fair, as Steel My Soldiers' Hearts is less a biography than About Face is, and legitimate as a stand-alone book on Vietnam. Customer service is our top priority!. About the Author David H.
Although Hackworth is quiet successful on all accounts his unconventional methods and outspoken criticism of his superiors earn him their wrath and many interferences for his unit, which in the end is one of the first combat units to redeploy to the United States. Thirty minutes later, the bird circled Dong Tam. The bounty on his head would quickly disappear. Steel My Soldiers' Hearts by Article Type: Book Review Article Date: October 21, 2002 Steel My Soldiers' Hearts: The Hopeless to Hardcore Transformation of U. Hackworth had just completed the writing of a tactical handbook for the Pentagon, and now he had been ordered to put his countergu. To build the place, U.
Hackworth's story is one of leadership, about how to take a losing unit and turn them into winners through energy, training, and discipline. Sure, he think's these other characters are X and Y and Z, but does everyone else? Pragmatically, I could do nothing about the chain of command and the tactical operational stupidity of Dong Tam. On leaving the battalion he was carried aloft by his soldiers. So, now to this book. Both when it was in poor shape and after Hackworth had the unit in their best form. Description: xiv, 444 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 22 cm Contents: In January 1969, a promising young lieutenant colonel touched down in Vietnam for a second tour of duty.
I had the high honor of being part of this book. They live in Connecticut and Australia. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. The assault went off as planned and he effectively destroyed an enemy battalion. Hackworth's style makes for engaging and easy reading, and I love that he is not afraid to question the rigid Army system he was expected to enforce. On May 17th 1969 I was seriously wounded, when our company was ambushed, and in two weeks was medically evacuated back to the World, as us grunts called it. What struck me at first about Hackworth who sadly passed away in 2005 , is that the man pulls no punches regarding what he thinks.