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Men of War

The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima
Narrated by: David Marantz
Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: History, American
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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"A worthy successor to The Face of Battle, telling the stories of three famous American battles that were fought in three very different technological eras.... This is indeed war up-close, as those who fought it lived it - and survived it if they could. Men of War is deeply researched, beautifully written. It is military history at its best." ( The Wall Street Journal)
“A highly recommended addition to the literature of military history.... Rose builds up a detailed picture of each of these battles, sparing few gritty details and romanticizing almost nothing. He writes vividly and memorably, with a good eye for the telling detail or anecdote as well as big-picture perspectives.” ( Kirkus Reviews)
“Rose’s grim, unadorned, yet immensely readable look at battle is a dose of what real war is like, and a good balance to the more common sanitized military history fare.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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As a Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War who survived the Battle Of Dai Do, I can understand a little bit better how combat has affected my life. The author is quite right, war is not glamorous, but it is vicious, savage and horrible. It is regrettable that as long as there are two human beings on this planet there will surely be wars. The author brings home with accurate details the insanity of war on a level to those who have not experienced combat. Reminding me of the phrase, "for those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. I highly recommend this book.

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Good rendering of the American Soldier.

An enjoyable work of nonfiction. I looked forward to listening each day. Never wandered from writing into the sensational realm of glorifying war's actions.The narrator provided an elegant reading of these Men under the severe hardships of War. I have become a fan of this authors style. A thorough examination of historical facts.

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  • 11-14-15

Excellent

Though a little gory... The description of Iowa Jima is amazingly thorough and descriptively powerful

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