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We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young Book Review Summary

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Retired General Harold Moore writes about the battle at IL Drang Valley in one of the first major confrotations between US and North Vietnamese forces in the Vietnam War. It was also one of the first major military helicopter operations in history. Moore gives details of the battle from the American perspective and took the trouble to interview and include the thoughts and recollections of his NVA counterpart. Moore reminds us of the human cost of war and the extreme courage that can be seen by men in battle.
This report prepared by Ray Paige



This is about The Army division in Vietnam, about the first major battle of the war, in the Ia Drang valley. The movie, with Mel Gibson, was based on the book.
This report prepared by ryan mellish








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   1960's History of military?    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Nationality?    -   American--General Specific war?    -   Vietnam War

Subjects of this Historical Account

Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Sympathetic From a certain profession/group?    -   land soldiers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is very conservative

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   4 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   6 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   explicit references to deaths Book makes you feel...    -   in awe How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players Minor characters feature lots of:    -   military Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   300-350 pages    -   450 pages+ How much emphasis on small details?    -   7 ()

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