|Plot Summary of We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young|
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 synopsis 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 synopsis report prepared by ryan mellish
|Chapter Analysis of We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind Of History
Time of history:
History of military?
- Vietnam War
Subjects of this Historical Account
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
From a certain profession/group?
- land soldiers
Intelligence of subject of
- Southeast Asia
If applicable, liberal/conservative?
- Historian is very conservative
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:
Is this a kid's book?
- Ages 16-Adult
- A handful
- Necessary maps provided
Length of book
- 300-350 pages
- 450 pages+
How much emphasis on small details?
- 7 ()
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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