America's fighting men have turned to Once an Eagle
as a sourcebook for the military's core values since its publication at the height of the Vietnam War. The novel, following the careers of virtuous Sam Damon and opportunistic Courtney Massengale, is required reading for all members of the United States Marine Corps and frequently taught in leadership courses at West Point.
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"A classic novel...Sam Damon doesn't preach, he lives his values and they are universal, not only military." -- General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
"An Ambitious, magnificently vivid novel." -- The Atlantic
"An ambitious, magnificently vivid novel." -- The Atlantic
"Remarkable... utterly engrossing. Myrer is a superb storyteller." -- New York Times
"This classic novel of soldiers and soldiering ranks with Red Badge of Courage
and All Quiet on the Western Front
..." -- John W. Vessey, Jr., General, US Army (Ret)