Diary of an Airborne Ranger A LRRP's Year in the Combat Zone

Frank Johnson

CHF 5.70
Alerter avant parution Précommander Ajouter au panier Ajouter e-book

Éditeur
Random House Publishing Group Digital
Pages
280
Parution
novembre 2010
Format
Ebook EPUB
Protection
DRM
Langue
Anglais
EAN
9780307775092
  • Résumé

Perhaps the most accurate story of LRRPs at war
ever to appear in print!

When Frank Johnson arrived in Vietnam in 1969, he was nineteen, a young soldier untested in combat like thousands of others--but with two important differences: Johnson volunteered for the elite L Company Rangers of the 101st Airborne Division, a long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) unit, and he kept a secret diary, a practice forbidden by the military to protect the security of LRRP operations.

Now, more than three decades later, those hastily written pages offer a rare look at the daily operations of one of the most courageous units that waged war in Vietnam. Johnson served in I Corps, in northern Vietnam, where combat was furious and the events he recounts emerge, stark and compelling: walking point in the A Shau Valley, braving enemy fire to rescue a downed comrade, surviving days and nights of relentless tension that suddenly exploded in the blinding fury of an NVA attack.

Undimmed and unmuddied by the passing of years, Johnson's account is unique in the annals of Vietnam literature. Moreover, it is a timeless testimony to the sacrifice and heroism of the LRRPs who dared to risk it all.


From the Paperback edition.
Bio de l'auteur
Sommaire / contenu
Nous vous suggérons aussi
The Diary of a Bookseller Bythell, Shaun CHF 25.90
Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization Miles, Richard (Columbia University, New York Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK Trinity Hall, Cambridge, UK Columbia Universit CHF 21.60
Soul of Man Under Socialism, The Wilde, Oscar CHF 10.40
The Strange Death of Europe Murray, Douglas CHF 33.90
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah CHF 17.80
Writing the History of Crime Knepper, Paul, Dr CHF 38.50
City of Thorns Rawlence, Ben CHF 16.50
People's History of the United States, A Zinn, Howard, Ph.D. CHF 22.40
Day in the Life of Ancient Rome, A Angela, Alberto CHF 18.50
Anne of Green Gables 1874-1942, Montgomery L. M. (Lucy Maud) CHF 26.70
Retour en haut de page