Delta Force

  • by Charlie A. Beckwith, Donald Knox
  • Narrated by Alan Sklar
  • 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wanted: Volunteers for Project Delta. Will guarantee you a medal. A body bag. Or both.
With this call to arms, Charlie Beckwith revolutionized American armed combat. Beckwith's acclaimed memoir tells the story of Delta Force as only its maverick creator could tell it - from the bloody baptism of Vietnam to the top-secret training grounds of North Carolina to political battles in the upper levels of the Pentagon itself. This is the heart-pounding, first-person insider's view of the missions that made Delta Force legendary.

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compelling

1st Special Forces Operational Detachment –Delta (SFOD-D) is the military’s formal name for Delta Force. The Department of the Army has Delta Force and the Department of the Navy created the SEALS during World War II.

The book is divided into three sections. The first is about the SAS (British), the second is about the creation of Delta Force and the third or last section of the book is about the U.S. hostages in Iran.

Beckwith tells about the year he spent with the British Special Air Service (SAS) and thought the U.S. needed to fill the void and create its own special force. This unit would be an elite counter terrorist unit.

The middle section is about the meetings and Army politics Beckwith had to deal with to create the Unit. The book has to do with the formation of Delta Force, and as with any organization I am sure Delta Force has changed over time. Beckwith includes information about his two tours in Viet Nam and the use of Special Forces.

The last part of the book is about the selection and training of the members of Delta Force. Beckwith goes into the planning and training for its first mission, the rescue of the U.S. hostages in Iran. The ill fated mission was aborted.

Beckwith is a highly decorated soldier, and his skill in shepherding his idea through the various obstacles placed by the Army, creates an interesting memoir. Alan Sklar narrated the book.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

More political than military

This book is geared toward big Whig officers and all the political hoops they have to cross in the career. If you are a common grunt DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.
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- Matt Voss

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio