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Platoon Leader - A Memoir of Command in Combat

James R. McDonough

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 From the Paperback edition.

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 From the Paperback edition.
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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 From the Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Joel Rooks

Length:

1h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:24