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Platoon Leader Audiobook

Platoon Leader Audiobook


by James R. McDonough

  • Narrated by: Joel Rooks
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Release date: 07-13-12
  • Language: English

A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.

“Using a lean style and a sense of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S. platoon taking part in the ‘strategic hamlet’ program…. Rather than present a potpourri of combat yarns…McDonough has focused a seasoned storyteller’s eye on the details, people, and incidents that best communicate a visceral feel of command under fire…. For the author’s honesty and literary craftsmanship,
Platoon Leader seems destined to be read for a long time by second lieutenants trying to prepare for the future, veterans trying to remember the past, and civilians trying to understand what the profession of arms is all about.” (
Army Times)

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James R. McDonough

Narrated by

Joel Rooks


1 hr and 55 mins

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