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Once an eagle.

Anton Myrer

Once an eagle.

by Anton Myrer

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Published by Corgi in London .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL15060888M
ISBN 100552105325
OCLC/WorldCa220176363

About the Book “Once an Eagle is simply the best work of fiction on leadership in print.”—General Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Required reading for West Point and Marine Corps cadets, Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Editions for Once An Eagle: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Paperback published in ),

Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self interest. The book begins with Damon at his hometown in Nebraska. Before Damon ever enlists into the army, he already exhibits the qualities of a leader. While reading the first part, Orchard, in Once an Eagle, we find out that he works as night clerk at a hotel show more content Their first meeting starts off with tension.

Once an Eagle by Myrer, Anton and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at “Once an Eagle is simply the best work of fiction on leadership in print.” —General Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Required reading for West Point and Marine Corps cadets, Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale.. Damon is a professional .


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Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self by: 7.

InAnton Myrer, a Marine Corps veteran of WWII in the Pacific, wrote an epic war novel, "Once an Eagle," which became an instant best seller in the military. The two main characters represent two extremes of the types of people you meet in the military, with most of us somewhere in-between/5().

Overview. Required reading for West Point and Marine Corps cadets, Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale.

Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self-interest/5(37). Once An Eagle. InOnce an eagle. book Myrer, a Marine Corps veteran of WWII in the Pacific, wrote an epic war novel, "Once an Eagle," which became an instant best seller in the military.

The two main characters represent two extremes of the types of people you meet in the military, with most of us somewhere in-between/5(). Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale.

Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self interest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances by making the right connections behind /5. Required reading for West Point and Marine Corps cadets, Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale.

Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self-interest. A sad, but brilliant, masterpiece. A classic of not only military fiction, but American literature in general. "Once An Eagle" deserves a high spot on any list of American greats.

But not for any of the reasons many of our senior officers think. I actually bought this book back in /5(). By Maj. Gen. Robert Scales, U.S. Army (Ret.) Best Defense guest confessor. I was commandant of the Army War College in when Anton Myrer’s widow gave the Army War College the rights to her Author: Thomas E.

Ricks. Once An Eagle is a war novel written in by American author Anton Myrer. It follows the story of Sam Damon, an officer in the Army, from his initial enlistment to his rise to general officer rank.

Damon is an honorable soldier who rises in rank by success in field command. He is a soldier of character with his men's welfare in mind. "Once an Eagle," by Anton Myrer, has worked its way over a generation into the mindset and lexicon of the American military, flourishing as a cult classic even as it withered out of print and vanished from most bookstores.

Gen. Henry Shelton, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says it is the only book he has ever read twice.

Required reading for West Point and Marine Corps cadets, Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self-interest/5().

This series, Once An Eagle (OAE), is a great picture about the U.S. Army from WWI through WWII. The only comparable series is "Band of Brothers".

It deals with social class, ie. ringknockers from wealthy, almost aristocratic backgrounds, and up-the-ranks officers.

The value of honor and truth regardless of the toll to one's career.8/10(). Free download or read online Once An Eagle pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published in Juneand was written by Anton Myrer. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this fiction, historical story are. The book has been awarded with, and /5. by Anton Myrer ‧ RELEASE DATE: Aug. 19, Once An Eagle is conceivably only for old hawks and the Book-of-the-Month Club. Twice as long as Myrer's Big War, it's a seemingly interminable bivouac from World War I through World War II and : Anton Myrer.

Anton Olmstead Myrer (November 3, –Janu ) was a United States Marine Corps veteran and a best-selling author of American war novels that accurately and sensitively depict the lives of United States Army officers while in combat and in peace time.

His novel, Once An Eagle, written at the peak of the Vietnam War, is required reading for all Marines and is Alma mater: Boston Latin High School. Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer Book Resume: Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale.

Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and. E-BOOK EXCERPT. Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale.

Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self interest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances by making the right connections behind the lines and. Once An Eagle, originally published inwas re-released in a beautifully bound hardcover edition in It’s newly billed as “ a classic novel of soldiers and soldiering.” It is indeed that, but it’s also much more.

At its heart, this beautifully crafted novel is one of the finest anti -war novels I’ve ever read. Get this from a library. Once an eagle. [Anton Myrer] -- The conflict between the two military leaders is joined in the mud and misery of the Argonne and the jungles of the Pacific.

The wife of one leader adds to the tension and truth of this novel. Book Overview This epic tale of war and warriors is the dramatic story of power, compassion, raging fear, pain, and the terrible price of combat.

This now-classic novel canvasses in depth those unique characteristics of military leadership in a representative democracy that have escaped examination by: 7.

What Once an Eagle lacks in shades of grey and literary flair it more than makes up for with thematic significance. This is a book of consequence; it is both historically intriguing and forward-looking in its vision (given the timeframe in which it was published, i.e.

the middle of the Vietnam War).Once an Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self-interest.Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale.

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