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Guts and Glory: Oliver North Story Hardcover – September 8, 1988


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Grafton; First Edition edition (September 8, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0246133643
  • ISBN-13: 978-0246133649
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 8 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,343,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The televised hearings in which Lt. Colonel North swept the country with his noble patriotism represent only the tip of the Iran-contra iceberg. Bradlee (Boston Globe ) does a superb job of assembling that story through an examination of North's life. Arranging secret arms deals missions to Iran and guns to the contras were the culmination for North of the jobs that needed to be done to keep the United States safe in a hostile world. Bradlee puts the Iran-contra story into perspective in terms of North's life and the Reagan Administration's penchant for rogue NSC and CIA operations. An excellent book that should be read by those who saw North as a hero and people such as William Casey as responsible. Bradlee is son of Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee. Richard B. Finnegan, Stonehill Coll., North Easton, Mass.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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10 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 24, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This book is an honest review of a controversial Iran-Contra figure destined to stir controversy in the psyche of the American public. The development of North's character, from his midshipman years at the Naval Academy, his years as a Marine platoon leader in Vietnam, to the events leading up to his ascendancy into the public arena are well-explored. Helps in shedding some insights into the white lies, and self-justification of a man who seeks to cover up his past shortcomings to this day. I am under no illusions that LTC North was a competent, and dedicated Marine, but his dishonesty troubles me deeply. Let's hope that the Colonel maintain what little integrity and honesty he has, after what is said about him by others.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Moe Skeeto on December 28, 2010
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Love the history. Ollie does have guts! I admire him for how he stood brave in front of Congress! Semper Fi!
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