Point Man by James Watson

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Chief Petty Officer James "Patches" Watson was there at the start. One of the first to come out of the famed Underwater Demolition Team 21, he was an initial member -- a "plank owner" -- of America's deadliest and most elite fighting force, the U.S. Navy SEALs.

Through three tours in the jungle hell of Vietnam, he walked the point -- staying alert to trip wires, booby traps and punji pits, guiding his squad of amphibious fighters on missions of rescue, reconnaissance and demolition -- confronting a war's unique terrors head-on, unprotected . . . and unafraid.

This is the story of a hero told from the heart and from the gut -- an authentic tour of duty with one of the most legendary commandoes of the Vietnam War.

 

About James Watson

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Kevin Dockery is a noted military historian and the author of many books, including Future Weapons, Navy SEALs: The Complete History, and One Perfect Op: Navy SEAL Special Warfare Teams. He served in the President's Guard under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, and spent time in Iraq and Kuwait during Desert Storm as, as he puts it, a "corporate mercenary." He lives in Ohio. Douglas Niles has written more than thirty-five novels, including the WWII alternate-history thrillers MacArthur's War: A Novel of the Invasion of Japan," "Fox on the Rhine," "and Fox at the Front" "(all co-authored with Michael Dobson). The latter two novels were both Main Selections of the Military Book Club and Featured Selections of the Science Fiction Book Club. He lives in Delavan, Wisconsin.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 363 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Professional & Technical, Computers & Technology, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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