Hope and Honor

  • by Sid Shachnow, Jann Robbins
  • Narrated by Brian Emerson
  • 16 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Major General Sid Shachnow was ten-years-old when he escaped the notorious Kovno concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Lithuania. Later, he traveled to post-war Germany, and he earned a living as a courier for his mother's black market business. His family eventually came to America where he struggled to get an education, held down three jobs, and courted the girl of his dreams, whom he would marry and raise four daughters with. Major General Shachnow began his career in the U.S. Army as a driver for various officers in Europe, all of whom spotted potential in the young private and encouraged him to become an officer. After nearly 40 years of service to his country, Major General Shachnow could look back on a career and a life with pride, sadness, and a sense of duty spawned from freedom, both lost and earned.


What the Critics Say

"Schachnow's life certainly demonstrates the title qualities, as well as high professional integrity and a ferocious will to survive....His story comes through clearly and with conviction." (Publishers Weekly)
"A gripping story of a warrior's survival and ultimate victory against all odds." (General Norman Schwarzkopf)
"From surviving Hitler's holocaust to his heroism in Vietnam to commander of all U.S. Special Forces...his story is one of hope and honor." (W.E.B. Griffin)


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Customer Reviews

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Incredible telling of the life story of a true hero.
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- Rob

has taken too long to get anywhere

I have listened to as far as chapter 9 of the first tape on this book. I sure hope that the main character turns his life around because he gets into too much trouble to be a true hero. This has taken too long to get to this point in the story. The first tape of this book would be more more accurately named Hope and Not Honor.

I would appreciate it if the write ups for the audible books were more accurate in their description. I have wasted 8 hours on this part of the book going nowhere.
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- Paula Elmer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.