Book Reviews of Once an Eagle

Once an Eagle
Once an Eagle
Author: Anton Myrer
ISBN-13: 9780425033302
ISBN-10: 0425033309
Publication Date: 12/1/1976
Pages: 916
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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From the cover: "America's War and Peace, a novel by Anton Myrer, now a universal best seller on NBC-TV." [1976] The Atlantic said, "An ambitious, magnificently vivid novel."
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America's fighting men have turned to Once an Eagle as a sourcebook for the military's core values since its publication at the height of the Vietnam War. The novel, following the careers of virtuous Sam Damon and opportunistic Courtney Massengale, is required reading for all members of the United States Marine Corps and frequently taught in leadership courses at West Point. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times
"A remarkable novel...utterly engrossing. Myrer is a superb story-teller, one of the few gifted novelists now writing who cares about the art of narration and is a master of it...A grim, exciting and almost overwhelming account of twentieth-century war. It is an astute study of the mind and character of a good general and a good man. And it is a brilliant inside views of the life of a career officer in peace and war." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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"A classic novel of war and warriors." A study in character and values,courage, honesty, and selflessnes, here is an unforgettable story about a man who embodies the best in our nation...and in us all. A remarkable story. I enjoyed everyone of the 1291 pages, (big book for a really big story) Enjoy!!!
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"A remarkable novel...utterly engrossing. Myrer is a superb story-teller, one of the few gifted novelists now writing who cares about the art of narration and is a master of it...A grim, exciting and almost overwhelming account of twentieth-century war. It is an astute study of the mind and character of a good general and a good man. And it is a brilliant inside views of the life of a career officer in peace and war."
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW
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Eh. A bit too florid in the prose for my tastes.
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Engrossing.