Steel My Soldiers' Hearts Book Summary and Study Guide

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Col. David Hackworth wrote the Army's counterguerilla-fighting handbook for the war in Vietnam. For his second tour he is given command of the 4/39th, a poorly trained battalion with a high casualty rate that is considered the worst fighting force in Vietnam at the time. Col. Hackworth forcibly molds the misfits into a highly effective combat unit, firing and hiring, fighting alongside the men and arguing with ineffective superiors. The unit is completely transformed into the Hardcore Recondos and beats the enemy at their own tactics through ambuses, sniper missions, and heliocopter attacks..
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Plot & Themes

War/Cloak & Dagger story?    -   Led as soldier War/Spying    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+ Which war?    -   Vietnam

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Misc setting    -   fort/military installation Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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