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The odyssey of Echo Company

Doug Stanton

The odyssey of Echo Company

the 1968 Tet Offensive and the epic battle to survive the Vietnam War

by Doug Stanton

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • United States. Army. Airborne Division, 101st,
  • Tet Offensive, 1968,
  • United States,
  • Regimental histories,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    A portrait of the American recon platoon of the 101st Airborne Division describes their sixty-day fight for survival during the 1968 Tet Offensive, tracing their postwar difficulties with acclimating into a peacetime America that did not want to hear their story.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312).

    StatementDoug Stanton
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS558.4 .S72 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26926018M
    ISBN 101476761914
    ISBN 109781476761916
    OCLC/WorldCa952647654

    The Odyssey of Echo Company is non-fiction, drawing on interviews with survivors of the company, along with research trips to the specific locales discussed in the book. Ultimately, the story is told through the eyes of Stanley Parker, a member of Echo Company. In fact, it’s less about the whole company and more of a character study about him. The Odyssey of Echo Company: The Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle of Echo Company to Survive the Vietnam War is the untold and remarkable story of one small platoon of American soldiers and their heroic sixty-day fight for survival during the height of the Vietnam War.

      Doug Stanton is a journalist, lecturer, screenwriter, and author of the New York Times bestsellers In Harms Way and Horse Soldiers. His newest book is The Odyssey Of Echo Company. Horse Soldiers is the basis for a Jerry Bruckheimer-produced movie by the same name, starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon, to be released by Warner Bros. in The Odyssey of Echo Company | SELECTED BY MILITARY TIMES AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * SELECTED BY THE SOCIETY OF MIDLAND AUTHORS' AS THE BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR The New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers shares the powerful account of an American army platoon fighting for survival during the Vietnam War in "an important book Brand: Scribner Book Company.

    Doug Stanton’s recently published “The Odyssey of Echo Company” is a powerful contribution to the literature on Vietnam. It follows Echo Company, of the st Airborne Division’s Infantry Regiment’s tense deployment in /5(92). Based on interviews, personal letters, and Army after-action reports, The Odyssey of Echo Company recounts the searing tale of wartime service and homecoming of ordinary young American men in an extraordinary time and confirms Doug Stanton's prominence as an unparalleled storyteller of our age.


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The Odyssey of Echo Company by Doug Stanton - SELECTED BY MILITARY TIMES AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * SELECTED BY THE SOCIETY OF MIDLAND AUTHORS’ AS THE BEST Released on: The Odyssey of Echo Company  is about the young men who survived this epic span, and centers on the searing experiences of one of them, Stanley Parker, who is wounded three times during the fighting.

When the young men come home, some encounter a country that doesn’t understand what they have suffered and survived. Doug Stanton, New York Times best-selling author of In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers, tells the unforgettable account of Echo Company’s fight for survival during Tet and what followed after leaving Vietnam.

The central character in The Odyssey of Echo Company is John Stanley “Stan” Parker. The book is part unit history and part memoir as Parker and his platoon mates recount what it was like to go to Vietnam as patriotic young men, filled with stories of relatives who served in World War II, and eager to serve their country.

Of the original 45 members in Recon Platoon, Echo Company, 1st Battalion, st Infantry, 2nd Brigade, of the st Airborne Division, three were killed in action. Add to that the many wounded, and the platoon suffered a 75 percent casualty rate.

“ The Odyssey of Echo Company  is a majestic, masterful book. I couldn’t put it down, even in its most aching, tearful moments. War has such a dark heart, and Doug Stanton doesn’t shy away from that, but he also shows us the better hearts of human beings, and that’s what makes this book so profoundly moving and unforgettable.”.

Based on interviews, personal letters, and Army after-action reports, The Odyssey of Echo Company recounts the searing tale of wartime service and homecoming of ordinary young American men in an extraordinary time and confirms Doug Stanton’s prominence as an unparalleled storyteller of our age.

Doug Stanton’s recently published “The Odyssey of Echo Company” is a powerful contribution to the literature on Vietnam. It follows Echo Company, of the st Airborne Division’s Infantry Regiment’s tense deployment in /5.

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Each young man lived years in these days and came home to a country that did not understand, and. The Odyssey of Echo Company | A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers, the harrowing, redemptive, and utterly unforgettable account of an American army reconnaissance platoon's fight for survival during the Vietnam War--whose searing experiences reverberate today among the millions of American families touched Brand: Scribner Book Company.

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