The Green Berets.
"The previously untold stories of a group of true-life heroes": The Green Berets; Inscribed by Robin Moore
The Green Berets.
Item Number: 110949
New York: Crown Publishers, 1969.
Early printing of this monumental work, basis for the film starring John Wayne. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Bucky McCormac Best Wishes Robin Moore.” Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket design by Harsh/ Finegold. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
In 1965, writer Robin Moore wanted to understand more about the little-known activities of the U.S. 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 again. This 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 warfare. From fighting the Viet Cong to fighting alongside Montagnard 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 U.S. 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.