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by Bronson Pinchot,Tom Clavin

Download Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam ePub
  • ISBN 145260097X
  • ISBN13 978-1452600970
  • Language English
  • Author Bronson Pinchot,Tom Clavin
  • Publisher Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition (May 4, 2011)
  • Formats azw docx lrf txt
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1831 kb
  • Size Fb2 1989 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 195

On April 30, 1975, for twenty-four straight harrowing hours, a small band of U.S. Marines exhibited exceptional bravery to evacuate thousands from Saigon as North Vietnamese forces surged toward the city. Based on a wealth of recently declassified documents and in-depth, firsthand accounts, Last Men Out is the pulse-pounding story of that day, told primarily through the courageous actions of the eleven men who were the last to be flown off the U.S. embassy roof, rescued from certain death just moments before capture. Among them: Marine Captain Gerry Berry, who piloted his helicopter for eighteen hours straight and had to forcibly carry off the American ambassador, and General Richard Carey, who insisted that he would arrest any officer who ordered choppers grounded while there were still Marines in Saigon. Bob Drury and Tom Clavin gained unprecedented access to the actual transmissions between helicopter pilots, officers, and officials in Saigon, secretly recorded by the National Security Agency, and have had the full cooperation of the eight surviving men of those last eleven. Last Men Out unfolds with all the heart-stopping urgency of the best thrillers-a riveting true story finally told, in full, by those who lived it.

Last Men Out tells the real story behind one of the most-referenced but least-understood episodes in. .Many had hoped not to even be in Vietnam and others went out of their way to be there.

Last Men Out tells the real story behind one of the most-referenced but least-understood episodes in recent American history. It’s a gripping tale of heroism and heartbreak – and a reminder of the price paid by those who do our nation’s bidding. The author presented a very detailed list of those that remained and the circumstances by which they found themselves there. The author draws on an analogy of Fort Apache, which puts one in the proper frame of mind so that the reader may relive, at a very long distance, what it might have felt like to be there.

Drury and Clavin focus on the story of the eleven young Marines who were the last men to leave, rescued from . Tom Clavin is the author or coauthor of sixteen books.

Drury and Clavin focus on the story of the eleven young Marines who were the last men to leave, rescued from the . Embassy roof just moments before capture, having voted to make an Alamo-like last stand. As politicians in Washington struggled to put the best face on disaster and the American ambassador refused to acknowledge that the end had come, these courageous men held their ground and helped save thousands of lives. For fifteen years he wrote for The New York Times and has contributed to such magazines as Golf, Men's Journal, Parade, Reader’s Digest, and Smithsonian.

Dec 07, 2011 Mike rated it liked it. Shelves: xcharity-2012, military, vietnam-war, non-fiction, history, xtbb-2012-challenge. This book is a well deserved tribute to the eleven heroic Marines who were the very last to leave Saigon, minutes before they would have been captured. Great book: gripping, compelling, riveting.

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Автор: Drury Bob, Clavin Tom Название: Last Men Out: The True Story of.

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Drelajurus
I bought this book expecting (hoping?) it would talk about my former classmate and childhood friend Gerry Berry. It does, although the authors said that Gerry was a Midwesterner. He didn’t move to Iowa until he was sixteen, growing up in Anaconda, Montana where he was an outstanding athlete and golden gloves boxer. The book is a wealth of information about the final months before the U. S. pulled out of Saigon. It talks about the bitter disappointment felt by the Americans there as we abandoned our former allies. There is a second personal connection for me as I was stationed in several of the places talked about in the book during the year I spent as an electronic equipment repairman in Viet Nam. It is well written, the language is good and it really involves the reader in the atmosphere of the time and place, especially the Marine Security Guards at the U. S. Embassy.
Rko
Last Men Out: The True Story of America's Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam
I enjoyed reading this book a great deal. The only problem I personally had with the book is a result of my lack of military knowledge. The author did provide a glossary of terms for the official rankings and I referred to it often. However, the terms were batted around so often that I found myself becoming confused as to who was in charge of whom. I do hope no one takes offense because I wouldn't want anything to distract from the bravery as described by Mr. Drury. I was so impressed with the soldiers who happen to be the last men out. Many had hoped not to even be in Vietnam and others went out of their way to be there. The author presented a very detailed list of those that remained and the circumstances by which they found themselves there. The author draws on an analogy of Fort Apache, which puts one in the proper frame of mind so that the reader may relive, at a very long distance, what it might have felt like to be there.

I have read several books that describe how we got to Vietnam, but this was the first book about how we left I have read. The reader can't help but feel ashamed of what we did to the South Vietnamese people. I could vividly picture all those poor disparate souls trying to leave and risking their life just to try and get on any kind of transportation to get out of there. Those people had trusted us for years and our country let them down. The author presented a bitter sweet perspective of first, our soldiers getting out alive, but yet secondly, the remorse our soldiers must have felt upon leaving the people who trusted them.

I found this book to be a very interesting read.
interactive man
Only got half way through then tossed it. Too much digression, pages of it, about each individual's background, where they grew up, who their parents were, and so on and so on. Better would have been a one paragraph snapshot of each and more detail on facts of ARVN resistance from I corps on down. I would have like more on the betrayal, desperation and escape of our Viet allies. Maps of Saigon indicating locations of Embassy and DAO also would have helped. Could have been trimmed down to a 20 page article for more impact.

Want a better history of Saigon's fall? Read Frank Snepp's DECENT INTERVAL.
DEAD-SHOT
All American's need to fully understand the lessons that can be learned from the War in Vietnam.

I think that the War in Vietnam was the "tipping point" in American history when our faith in our own government officials, and our place-of-respect in the world community both began their steady decline to our current sad positions. This book accurately portrays the dis-service done to our military by those then in elected positions, including JFK, LBJ and HK.

As a child of the sixties, I lost many brothers...

Compare & Contrast: The "Gulf of Tonkin Incident" to "Weapons of Mass Destruction", as justifications to get involved in the Civil Wars of others.

Those that do not know history,
Are condemned to repeat it.

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Goldenfang
As a veteran of the Vietnam war as a Navy Hospital Corpsman the book was very touching. I was the patient affairs leading petty officer at the Naval Hospital Guam in 1975 when Tent City housed many awaiting to be placed refugees. This story filled the holes between my departure from Vietnam and tent city. A page Turner that all run veterans can relate to.
Weernis
Very good read. Great story of the heroic marines and their dedication to the horrible mission they were given to protect the American Embassy in Saigon during the final days of our involvement there. Also the story of the marine flyers who carried out the evacuation (I know a marine flyer who was involved.) of the embassy personnel and others. Highly recommended.
Samulkis
I enjoyed reading about this sad time in our history. When I was in the Marine Corps, I briefly considered applying for what, at the time we called "Embassy Duty" so reading about the Marine Guards and their heroics during the fall of Saigon was not only educational, but inspiring as well. Excellent job of writing by the authors. I only wish that our political leaders had been as brave and honorable as the LAST MEN OUT.
It took me a while to get through this book. It was so emotionally upsetting due to knowing two people who were involved in the evacuation. This is a fine book for anyone interested in details of the fall of Saigon.