Baptism by Larry Gwin audiobook

Baptism: A Vietnam Memoir

By Larry Gwin
Read by Todd McLaren

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200024612

  • ISBN: 9798200024605

  • ISBN: 9798200024629

Runtime: 13.29 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Yale graduate who volunteered to serve his country, Larry Gwin was only twenty-three years old when he arrived in Vietnam in 1965. After a brief stint in the Delta, Gwin was reassigned to the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in An Khe. There, in the hotly contested Central Highlands, he served almost nine months as executive officer for Alpha Company, 2/7, fighting against crack NVA troops in some of the war's most horrific battles.
The bloodiest conflict of all began November 12, 1965, after 2nd Battalion was flown into the Ia Drang Valley west of Pleiku. Acting as point, Alpha Company spearheaded the battalion's march to landing zone Albany for pickup, not knowing they were walking into the killing zone of an NVA ambush that would cost them 10 percent casualties.
Gwin spares no one, including himself, in his gut-wrenching account of the agony of war. Through the stench of death and the acrid smell of napalm, he chronicles the Vietnam War in all its nightmarish horror.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Forcefully written, engrossing narrative, and heartfelt descriptions of some of the bloodiest battles of the war. Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, USA (Ret.), coauthor of We Were Sodiers Once. . . And Young

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Author

Author Bio: Larry Gwin

Author Bio: Larry Gwin

Larry Gwin was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant out of Yale University in 1963. Gwin returned from Vietnam as a captain and taught history as an ROTC instructor at Northeastern University before leaving the army and heading to Boston University Law School in 1968. He has written more than eighty-five published pieces, taught at the prep school and college levels, and commenced an arbitration practice.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 13.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English