Once An Eagle by Anton Myrer

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[This is Part 1 of a 2-part audiobook CASSETTE edition.]

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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-interest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances his career by making the right connections behind the lines and in Washington's corridors of power.

Beginning in the French countryside during the Great War, the conflict between these adversaries solidifies in the isolated garrison life marking peacetime, intensifies in the deadly Pacific jungles of World War II, and reaches its treacherous conclusion in the last major battleground of the Cold War--Vietnam.

A study in character and values, courage, nobility, honesty, and selflessness, here is an unforgettable story about a man who embodies the best in our nation--and in us all.

About Anton Myrer

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While attending Harvard University, Anton Myrer (1922-1996) enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps immediately after the Pearl Harbor attacks. He served for three years during World War II until he was wounded in the Pacific. He is also the author of the novels The Big War, The Last Convertible, and A Green Desire.
Published June 1, 1968 by Henry Holt & Co. 1312 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, War, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Once An Eagle is conceivably only for old hawks and the Book-of-the-Month Club.

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