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Tiger Force

A True Story of Men and War
Narrated by: Harry Chase
Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
4 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

At the outset of the Vietnam War, the Army created an experimental fighting unit that became known as "Tiger Force". The Tigers were to be made up of the cream of the crop, the very best and bravest soldiers the American military could offer. They would be given a long leash, allowed to operate in the field with less supervision. Their mission was to seek out enemy compounds and hiding places so that bombing runs could be accurately targeted. They were to go where no troops had gone, to become one with the jungle, to leave themselves behind and get deep inside the enemy's mind.

The experiment went terribly wrong.

What happened during the seven months Tiger Force descended into the abyss is the stuff of nightmares. Their crimes were uncountable, their madness beyond imagination, so much so that for almost four decades, the story of Tiger Force was covered up under orders that stretched all the way to the White House. Records were scrubbed, documents were destroyed, men were told to say nothing.

But one person didn't follow orders. The product of years of investigative reporting, interviews around the world, and the discovery of an astonishing array of classified information, Tiger Force is a masterpiece of journalism. Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for their Tiger Force reporting, Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss have uncovered the last great secret of the Vietnam War.

©2006 Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss. All rights reserved. (P)2006 Time Warner AudioBooks. All rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

"In the best tradition of investigative journalism, the authors let the story speak for itself." (Publishers Weekly)

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Amazing story, well told

Reader does a great job covering the story and investigation in an intriguing manner. I heard about this war crime from my Captain's Career Course instructor and was disturbed to see just how bad the massacres were, and how terrible men can be when they are not held accountable for their actions.

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Interesting Story About An Experimental Unit

I was hoping for something a little more fact based about Tiger Force, but this book is interesting nonetheless. It is a story pieced together by interviews and accounts of many people like many war stories. Americans should know about things like this that happened in Vietnam to help them have a full perspective of the US influence on what was essentially a civil war.

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William Shatner reads Vietnam atrocity comic book

I have read hundreds of books on warfare, studied military history for two decades, and specifically about the Vietnam war. This book reads like a gigantic cliché from end to end. It is one of the few books I’m actually returning and asking for a refund for. The entire time I listened to the book it just reminded me of William Shatner reading off a checklist of all of the known Vietnam war atrocities ever listed from the ears hanging on a necklace to the abuse of the old woman on the bicycle to the killing of children. I halfway expected Rambo to make an appearance. All I can say is ugghhhh.

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Terrible

Basically just a bunch of paratroopers calling themselves Special Forces while murdering people, wearing their ears and trying to legitimize it. I couldn't even finish the book.

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Hard On The Soul

In my opinion, this book is one that falls under the category of "if you weren't there, it's tough to judge exactly what went on". If what they say is all true, it's a terrible indictment of sanctioned US Forces in action. In the "Fog Of War" however, their charter was to "out VC the VC". Now, being ex-military from during the Vietnam era, I know exactly what that directive meant. The men that I knew and served with who went and did their duty were nothing like the men portrayed here so my perspective more than likely will be different from yours. The VC were relentless. Everything the book was able to document about the activities of Tiger Force was done in triplicate by the VC to the peasants in the South.

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unbelievable

could not stop listening. The reader was remarkable and extremely reliable with each new chapter.

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Skipped

I didn't like that it skipped a few paragraphs when I was reading along with it on kindle. 😒🙄 had to keep pausing to read what I missed.

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  • Richard
  • Castro Valley, CA, United States
  • 10-29-11

Left Wing Liberal "Journalist" slings mud

Another Left Wing Liberal "Journalist" slings mud on the reputations of good men. The writing is cliché and sterotypical. The Vietnamese villagers are the Innocents and the US Military are bigots who want to kill. This whole book is a snide attack on Col. Lt. Col. David Hackworth, who was the most highly decorated soldier in United States military history having received 24 decorations for heroism in combat from the Distinguished Service Cross to the Army Commendation Medal.

Even as fiction, this is just a poorly written story. I don't recommend that you waste your money on this. However, if you too are a Left Wing Liberal who want to indulge your Hate America tendencies then, this is the book for you.

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  • Ron
  • shorewood, il, United States
  • 10-19-11

don't wast your money

anti solier, anti military, anit war. pourly writen. Will never buy a book from this auther again.

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