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Called to Serve Hardcover – Unabridged, October 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 671 pages
  • Publisher: Lazarus Pub Co; 1 edition (October 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 091609538X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916095383
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,198,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Lynds on January 22, 1999
This book blew my mind with detail, ideas , and stories. I couldn't put the book down and found myself re-reading it because of all the information packed into its pages. His stories and experiences reveal how many of our top agencies in the government work to attain certain goals that they have. There is too much to write about for a simple review, from the Kennedy assasinations, to his exploits at saving his captured comrades in Vietnam, to the smuggling of drugs inthe country by our governemnt, to Jonestown, to the shooting of President Reagan. His ideas toward the end of the book, although I thought they were a little out there, are thought provoking and worthy of discussion, especially if even half of his stories are true.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jakkkke on April 25, 2008
Excellent, inciteful book about one man's career in the military. Difficult to put down.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J.L. Populist on October 23, 2010
Bo Gritz stated purpose for writing this book was part autobiographical and part commentary on America's "national-security state" as it existed when he wrote this book(1991).

My interest in this book came from reading "Mobile Guerrilla Force" by James C. Donahue.
Mr. Gritz is an icon in the Special Forces brotherhood.

Among the intriguing experiences detailed in "Called to Serve" was the search for live Viet Nam era POWs in Asia.
Military personnel should never be left behind at the end of a war! The author makes a few of the POWs more than a name or statistic by including photos and biographical information about these soldiers as well as the circumstances of their capture.

In the chapter "Profiles in Conspiracy" Mr. Gritz provides a commentary on the JFK assassination that I found to be quite interesting.
While a majority of the information has been covered a lot over the years, he provides some fairly new information for me.
The identity of "Oswald Impostors", the very early date of American military involvement in Thailand were two of those subjects.
He references the television program-"The Men Who Killed Kennedy". That show did eventually air on American television after the publishing of this book. Roscoe White as a possible shooter is another subject of interest.
He does not claim to have the answers on the assassinations from the 60s but writes- "If I have achieved anything in my contribution to assassination 'lore',it would be to inspire you to question deeply 'the official story' concerning these deaths".From page 552.

On the subject of drug smuggling he identifies the complicity of mafia don Salvatore Trafficante in heroin smuggling with some government officials.
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Yes James Bo Grites the man the character Rambo in the movie was fashioned from, writes a tale of intrigue with plenty of facts to back his word with. From photocopies to other pieces of evidence, this book is not for the faint of heart.
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