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The Green Berets ❁ The Green Berets kindle Epub ❅ Author Robin Moore – Thomashillier.co.uk In , writer Robin Moore wanted to understand about the little known activities of the US Army Special Forces, known amongst themselves as the Green Berets With presidential approval by John F Kennedy In , writer Robin Moore wanted to understand about the little known activities of the US Army Special Forces, known amongst themselves as The Green Berets With presidential approval by John F Kennedy himself, Moore went to a place called Vietnam and was never the same againThis monumental, bestselling work the inspiration for the classic movie starring John Wayne and one of the first wake up called given to the American public about Vietnam plunges us into the chaos that was our nation s first experience with unconventional warfareFrom fighting the Viet Cong to fighting alongside Montagnard The Green Kindle - tribesmen, The Green Berets captures the terror of fire fights and iambuses, the constant confusion between friend and foe and the amazing can do spirit of US Special Forces advisors who changed the shape of war even as it changed them Filled with unforgettable characters woman spy, a daredevil pilot, and heroic soldiers on both sides of the battle and updated to include a chapter comparing today s special forces to those from the Vietnam era, The Green Berets is an action packed, unforgettable chronicle of a secret war and the extraordinary men who fought it.

  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Green Berets
  • Robin Moore
  • English
  • 14 April 2019
  • 0312984928

About the Author: Robin Moore

Robert Lowell Robin Moore, Jr was an writer best known for his booksThe Green Berets The Amazing Story of the US Army s Elite Special Forces Unit,The French Connection A True Account of Cops Narcotics and International Conspiracy and, with Xaviera Hollander and Yvonne Dunleavy,The Happy Hooker My Own StoryMoore also co wrote the lyrics with Barry Sadler for the Ballad of the Green Berets, which was one of the major hit songs of At the time of his death, Moore was residing in Hopkinsville, Kentucky home to Fort Campbell and the th Special Forces Group The Green Kindle - where he was working on his memoirs as well as three other books During World War II he served as a nose gunner in the US Army Air Corps, flying combat missions in the European Theater of Operations Moore graduated from Harvard College in Thanks to connections with fellow Harvard graduate, Robert F Kennedy, Moore was allowed access to the US Army Special Forces It was General William P Yarborough who insisted that Moore go through special forces training in order to better understand what makes Special Forces soldiers special He trained for nearly a year, first at jump school before completing the Special Forces Qualification Course or Q Course , becoming the first civilian to participate in such an intensive program Afterward, Moore was assigned to the th Special Forces Group on deployment to South Vietnam His experiences in South East Asia formed the basis for The Green BeretsBiography Source.



10 thoughts on “The Green Berets

  1. Judy Judy says:

    The 5 bestseller in 1965 was a tough read for me In 1965, I graduated from high school By 1967, I was a full blown protester against the Vietnam War When I started My Big Fat Reading Project, reading books from the 1940s, I found many antiwar sentiments alongside books about, and even glorifying, war For decades I embraced pacifism Now in my 70s, I realize that pacifism is a fine ideal but does not work out in real life All the way from what would you do if someone was trying to destroy The 5 bestseller in 1965 was a tough read for me In 1965, I graduated from high school By 1967, I was a full blown protester against the Vietnam War When I started My Big Fat Reading Project, reading books from the 1940s, I found many antiwar sentiments alongside books about, and even glorifying, war For decades I embraced pacifism Now in my 70s, I realize that pacifism is a fine ideal but does not work out in real life All the way from what would you do if someone was trying to destroy a loved one to what if some country is trying to destroy your own I have also espoused non violence but observed that eventually most oppressed humans resort to violence Robin Moore was a journalist who got permission to train as a Green Beret and then imbed himself with these Special Forces units in Vietnam to get first hand information on how and why they practiced guerilla warfare He turned those experiences into fictional stories about some of the operations According to him, JFK wholeheartedly backed the endeavor, including CIA involvement in some of the operations The idea grew out of the realization that for Western nations to fight communism in the far east, it appeared impossible to win by conventional military manuevers Having read the book, mainly loathing it the whole way, I understand those pressures better I also learned how the US Military was at war with itself over these new approaches and how some of the top generals actually sabotaged the Special Forces I felt fortunate to have read The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, in which I got the story of the conflicts within the Vietnamese governments Fast forward to the present when the art of war has become evencomplex I don t need to explain Just read the news.I still believe that war is not the answer to human problems though it sure seems that to many it is just accepted as the way things are I don t mean to discount the bravery, patriotism and commitment of soldiers but I do condemn the huge loss of human lives as the price we pay I really do wonder, if any entity could do a correct poll or survey, what the majority of human beings think about the necessity or inevitability of war What do you think Now we are fighting another war against little invisible things called viruses War news has suddenly become almost absent but it is for sure war and human beings are not united in this war either Of course there are plenty of courageous and dedicated individuals doing all they can to save lives, to do the right things concerning the spread of the virus there are officials taking appropriate steps to protect lives We will get through it somehow but again the result is huge losses.I am sorry if this post brings you down I pondered whether or not I should enter this review into the conversation today Still, this could be a time for us to dedicate ourselves to becomingeducated and responsible for our fellow man, to consider alternatives to the past and what we as individuals, families, groups, can do for each other and our planet Out of suffering and mistakes and destruction can come new understandings and intelligence and bright ideas.Keep the wisdom

  2. Michael Burnam-Fink Michael Burnam-Fink says:

    It seems only right that the first Vietnam War novel would come out about the same time as Gulf of Tonkin resolution Robin Moore got as close to the Green Berets as possible, going through jump school and special forces training to build trust with his subjects, and not be liability in the field He definitely did go to Vietnam, and spend several months in a very secret war that most people didn t even know about.The blend of first hand reporting, war stories, and outright fiction is strongest It seems only right that the first Vietnam War novel would come out about the same time as Gulf of Tonkin resolution Robin Moore got as close to the Green Berets as possible, going through jump school and special forces training to build trust with his subjects, and not be liability in the field He definitely did go to Vietnam, and spend several months in a very secret war that most people didn t even know about.The blend of first hand reporting, war stories, and outright fiction is strongest when it sticks closest to Moore s personal experience The defense of an isolated outpost, patrols, and helicopter med evacs all have that live wire electricity of great reporting The war stories are weirder being the only white man commanding a Montagnard warrior band in Laos, or recruiting a female agent to honeypot a VC spy, and don t capture the psychological dimension of the characters The last section of the book is an outright fantasy about setting up a guerrilla network in North Vietnam Many attempts along these lines were made, and they universally ended in disaster against the Communist police state of the north.Moore has some great little word portraits of the Special Forces and their Montagnard allies, a period look at sophisticated new weapons like the clay mine and AR 15 rifle, and nothing but derision for the South Vietnamese and the remaining French A fascinating bit of history, but one that has not aged well

  3. L. (Thou Art An Artless Greasy Tallow-Catch) L. (Thou Art An Artless Greasy Tallow-Catch) says:

    A bit eye rolling at times, caused by Testosterone Overload It also didn t help to have Lee Greenwood constantly humming in my ear as I read Based on true stories but told as fiction, the book follows a civilian reporter who collects the personal stories of, trains with, and sometimes participates on missions along side of members of the Special Forces known as the Green Berets They go around showing how Americans are the bestest of the restest Manly men who are taller and stronger than the A bit eye rolling at times, caused by Testosterone Overload It also didn t help to have Lee Greenwood constantly humming in my ear as I read Based on true stories but told as fiction, the book follows a civilian reporter who collects the personal stories of, trains with, and sometimes participates on missions along side of members of the Special Forces known as the Green Berets They go around showing how Americans are the bestest of the restest Manly men who are taller and stronger than the Asian men they re fighting with against, as the author keeps reminding us I found it interesting that whenever there was persuasive interviewing of prisoners going on, it was always done by our allies Americans may suggest the torture, they may sit in and watch the torture going on, but they never did the torture Because torture is unAmerican.As to be expected by a book so top heavy with testosterone, what few female characters that are mentioned are usually given the shaft Not even a hen gets away with retaining her dignity Poor hen Author Robin Moore mysteriously labels one story as a romance when all it is is a G.I desperate to get into a local woman s drawers and the Vietnamese basically telling him, Me not so horny Me not love you long time Me go to college Another chapter details how the Special Forces successfully turn women into WAC s Whores Against Communism But it all works out in the end, as the money made from the whorehouse will go towards paying for teachers Everybody winsNote before anyone gets their panties in a wad, I am not criticizing the actual Green Berets This is a review of a book.

  4. David David says:

    This is a confusing book in many ways It s a work of fiction However, it s based on the authors experience He went through Jump School and training with Special Forces before going over to Vietnam It s hard to be sure what s representative and what might be fictional It s represented by the author is being based on events with names and places changed to protect sources It s worth reading, if for no other reason, than it influenced many to join the Green Berets, or so the author claims It This is a confusing book in many ways It s a work of fiction However, it s based on the authors experience He went through Jump School and training with Special Forces before going over to Vietnam It s hard to be sure what s representative and what might be fictional It s represented by the author is being based on events with names and places changed to protect sources It s worth reading, if for no other reason, than it influenced many to join the Green Berets, or so the author claims It was the source material for the 1960 s movie of the same title starring, John Wayne I felt that the Americans came off as too good, and too clean to be fully true, but maybe I m just a post Watergate cynic I found the book read well overall There is a extensive glossary up front which can help those not as familiar with a lot of the military terms and slang used The last chapter of General Shelton seemed out of place somehow

  5. Lucy Lucy says:

    Educational.Informative.Disturbing The men whose names are on The Wall, and thousands of others whose lives were destroyed by the Vietnam War, did not make their sacrifices so we would repeat our mistakes and fear sending the wrong message Their families do not want to believe their men died in vain We must be a decisive nation when we recognize human catastrophes, whether we are dealing with African despots, Balkan dictators or Chinese human rights violators Excellent ending.

  6. Timothy Boyd Timothy Boyd says:

    Very good stories of the exploits of the special forces group Well written as not a history but the memories of the writer Very Recommended

  7. April April says:

    Loved it Very insightful and written From a Vietnam Veterans Daughter Welcome Home to all who have served A must read to everyone

  8. Ryan Ryan says:

    These are some amazing stories about Vietnam era US Army Special Forces Green Berets by an embedded reporter It s hard to tell how much of this is accurate it was fictionalized for operational security reasons among other reasons , but I believe it is widely perceived to be plausible representative of that early stage of the conflict I m muchfamiliar personally with modern SF 2005 2010 or so , and this is pretty much another world from what white SF did in Iraq Afghanistan, bu These are some amazing stories about Vietnam era US Army Special Forces Green Berets by an embedded reporter It s hard to tell how much of this is accurate it was fictionalized for operational security reasons among other reasons , but I believe it is widely perceived to be plausible representative of that early stage of the conflict I m muchfamiliar personally with modern SF 2005 2010 or so , and this is pretty much another world from what white SF did in Iraq Afghanistan, but that s because in those conflicts they were not really being used for their doctrinal mission, were kept on a short leash, and all the secret squirrel stuff was by definition done by JSOC.The crazy thing which could never happen today is that the author went through Airborne Jump School and SF training, and got very close to the action on various missions to the level of carrying extra ammunition for others, but not generally a weapon At the time, SF wasn t directly fighting, just advising, so it is a littleunderstandable, but wow, times have changed.Essentially, life at small bases, working with indigenous forces, struggles with the Republic of Vietnam government, interactions with CIA Combined Studies Group , and some dirty tricks with agents recruiting people who had personally been harmed by the communists, and operations across borders Most of the stories are riveting while also being sad, and overall the whole thing is much sadder once you realize this was the early escalation phase of an ultimately doomed conflict.A few of the stories seemed completely plausible details about how Vietnamese Government forces failed in the field, and politics between SF ODA and the conventional army There was some weird fantasy stuff about running massive guerrilla operations with undercover networks and armies raised seems unlikely to have happened at that stage in the war

  9. Kyle Kyle says:

    The Green Berets is a collection of fictional short stories that are based on actual events I seriously doubt the book could be written today because the US Government and the Army most likely wouldn t allow a civilian reporter to complete the various training programs for the Green Berets nor would they allow a civilian to carry a weapon in an armed conflict But, things were a lot different in the early 1960 s, and this book paints a picture of the brave men who earned the right to wear the The Green Berets is a collection of fictional short stories that are based on actual events I seriously doubt the book could be written today because the US Government and the Army most likely wouldn t allow a civilian reporter to complete the various training programs for the Green Berets nor would they allow a civilian to carry a weapon in an armed conflict But, things were a lot different in the early 1960 s, and this book paints a picture of the brave men who earned the right to wear the green beret and serve in the special forces during the Vietnam Conflict.The stories cover the early stages of the war when the Americans were serving in advisory roles, and there was still hope of actually winning in Vietnam however, the author doesn t pull any punches when he shows how unwinnable the war would became as the Green Berets battled not only against the Communists, but also against the Vietnamese government, the United States government, religious tolerance, greed, and corruption In this updated version, I was glad the author showed the human side of the war by including a short love story The other stories got into some of the grisly things the soldiers had to endure and also into some of the tactics they used to fight against the Communists The Vietnam Conflict is a sad era of the US Military, but the author showed the braveness and loyalty of the special breed of men we call Green Berets

  10. Carina Carina says:

    This book really is rather un put downable at times Unfortunately I was reading it on trains and in lunch breaks so I had to But if that were not the case I can pretty much say this would have been a two day read for me.Although I found the end of the book to be a bit self serving I could have done without the Consumate Green Beret chapter if I am honest it dates this book a hell of a lot the rest is just really engrossing The introductions and the description of how the book came to This book really is rather un put downable at times Unfortunately I was reading it on trains and in lunch breaks so I had to But if that were not the case I can pretty much say this would have been a two day read for me.Although I found the end of the book to be a bit self serving I could have done without the Consumate Green Beret chapter if I am honest it dates this book a hell of a lot the rest is just really engrossing The introductions and the description of how the book came to be written and the history of the Green Berets are really interesting and set the book up well This is the first war book that I have read that actively made me cringe at a torture scene I was reading it on the train into work and I had to put the book down for a moment because the description is just well, descriptive I ve read other books that deal with torture most recently The Railway Man where the author tells us of the torture he underwent so I am not 100% sure why it effected me so muchhere the only thing I can think is that I know the pain of ripping a nail so the idea of having something forced underneath and then deeper into a finger is something I can vaguely relate to To be honest, even the thought of it is making me wince.There were some stories here that seemed to cut off abruptly, for example the story told in Hit Em Where They Live it would be nice to know if any of the berets made it out alive, and what other actions they did I also felt the same about Kornie from the first story in the book I d have loved to have readabout him I completely understand why we don t though this book is telling us snippets of what went on, not the whole story.This really is an ode to the Green Berets, written by someone who knows what they go through, and admires them They clearly have faults but these aren t dwelt upon in this book because that isn t the purpose here The back of the book says this is what introduced the American people to the horror of Vietnam and if that is what it set out to do then it suceeded I don t doubt that the men of the Green Berets deserve recognition everyone in the armed forces does and I think this is a fantastic read for anyone interested in either that aspect of the US military or in the Vietnam war

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