The COMPANY THEY KEEP by Anna Simons

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



Memorialized on screen and idealized in the media, the Green Berets are the most famous and least understood unit in the American military. Who are these elite soldiers? How do they train and what are their operations really like? An anthropologist and the wife of a Special Forces member, Anna Simons was allowed access to a single company for over a year, following the group on routines, special missions, and even their off-duty time. She explores the hidden qualities that enable this elite force to function: their intense teamwork combined with the unusual individuality, and rigorous training combined with unconventional military tactics. She shows how these attributes which have made the group so effective now threaten to undermine its existence in the conformist climate of today's US military.

About Anna Simons

See more books from this Author
Published October 2, 1994 by The Free Press. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The COMPANY THEY KEEP

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Covered as well are the divisions of labor within a 12-man A-team (the basic SF unit), the motivations of NCOs who make a career of the Special Forces, the constant competition for good duty, and the role of shock troops (Rangers or paratroopers) compared with the use of an ultraflexible, ``impre...

| Read Full Review of The COMPANY THEY KEEP

Reader Rating for The COMPANY THEY KEEP

An aggregated and normalized score based on 16 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review