• The Long Gray Line

  • The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966
  • By: Rick Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Bruce Weitz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-05-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Young men who dream of becoming heroes look to West Point - to a career dedicated to serving their country. The Class of 1966 was no exception, but in the course of their military training and careers, these cadets faced a far greater challenge then ever before imagined.
President Kennedy had called for a new kind of officer, prepared to fight a new kind of war, and during their years of rigorous academic and military training, the men of '66 heard the thunder of Vietnam growing ever more loudly. By the time they gathered for their 10th reunion, 30 of them had been killed in action, and they had amassed nearly a hundred Silver Stars and still more Purple Hearts. For those who returned from Vietnam, a record number resigned from the Army, after coming home to a society that paid no honor to their military careers.
Epitomized by the men whose stories are here told so eloquently, the class of '66 represents the innocence and patriotism of a generation in which West Point and the United States Army as a whole weathered convulsive change. This is their story.
©1989 Rick Atkinson (P)1990, 2014 Dove Books On Tape, Phoenix Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Wowe and Son on 08-24-17


Amazing tribute to the bravery and sacrifices made for the USA by the military! Descriptive words- Insightful,revealing,tragic,patriotic, the forgotten yet remembered heroes of West Point & Viet Nam. Highly recommend

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4 out of 5 stars
By Gary on 09-30-16

Great story but narration was difficult.

I really enjoyed this book. The story was fantastic. However it was very difficult to understand the narration at times.

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