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Charlie Mike Mass Market Paperback – May 12, 1988
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If war may be said to bring out the worst in governments, it frequently brings out the best in people. This is a novel about some of the very best. Some led. Some followed. Some died. Meet Sergeant David Grady, Sarah Boyce, Major John Colven, Lieutenant Le Be Son...in the great Vietnam war novel, CHARLIE MIKE.
About the Author
Leonard B. Scott (Col. USA ret.) is the author of the acclaimed novels Charlie Mike, The Last Run, The Hill, The Expendables, The Iron Men, and Forged in Honor. Scott retired in 1994 as a full colonel after a 27-year career in the United States Army, with assignments throughout the world. A veteran of Vietnam, he earned the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
Top customer reviews
"Charlie Mike" is a riveting tome and difficult to set aside. Readers are introduced to well-rounded likable characters, making it difficult to choose a single character to care about. A second story line story follows the exploits of a group of North Vietnamese soldiers, offering readers an opportunity to get into the head of the enemy and learn something about their strategy, tactics, and secrets. Both sides will clash time and time again. Many will die on both sides, tears will fall, prayers said and reinforcements arrive before doing it all over again.
There is something for everyone in "Charlie Mike": a love interest between two of the Rangers and a couple Donut Dollies as well as a Ranger officer and the nurse who took care of him after he was wounded and became famous for landing the aircraft, Officers more concerned about public opinion than the lives of their own men, Con artists and money-making schemes and of the brotherhood shared by men who continually place themselves at risk. Taking a line from the Big & Rich song - The 8th of November - "Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his
Highly recommended! I have just downloaded another of of the author's Vietnam War books and hope it is just as good as this one. Thank you Leonard B. Scott for an entertaining read! Also, thank you for your service and Welcome Home! Charlie Mike, sir!
John Podlaski, author
Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel
The story is obviously told, as it only could be, by one who lived it.
And while it isn't even close to being fully comprehensive, it is a story every living American should know.
Some of the story was hard for me to follow as the names got confusing to me of who was who.
I enjoyed reading "Charlie Mike" and I recommend it to my friends whom have served and those who haven't .
If you like war stories, this Viet Nam era story will be just up your line.
So the author won't get a big head, there were a couple of things that could be improved. One was the transition between scenes--there should be an indication when this happens. Then,it was a little difficult to follow during the Cambodian campaign.