Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (USA Ret.) graduated from West Point, commanded two infantry companies in the Korean War, and was a battalion and brigade commander in Vietnam. After thirty-two years of service, he retired from the Army in 1977. Recently retired senior military correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers Joseph L. Galloway served as a special consultant to Gen. Colin Powell at the State Department in 2001 and 2002, and spent more than forty years as an editor and writer for UPI and U.S. News & World Report.
It would be a monumental task for Moore and Galloway to top their classic 1992 memoir, We Were Soldiers Once... and Young. But they come close in this sterling sequel, which tells the backstory of two of the Vietnam War's bloodiest battles (in which Moore participated as a lieutenant colonel), their first book and a 1993 ABC-TV documentary that brought them back to the battlefield. Moore's strong first-person voice reviews the basics of the November 1965 battles, part of the 34-day Battle of the Ia Drang Valley. Among other things, Moore and Galloway (who covered the battle for UPI) offer portraits of two former enemy commanders, generals Nguyen Huu An and Chu Huy Man, whom the authors met--and bonded with--nearly three decades after the battle. This book proves again that Moore is an exceptionally thoughtful, compassionate and courageous leader (he was one of a handful of army officers who studied the history of the Vietnam wars before he arrived) and a strong voice for reconciliation and for honoring the men with whom he served. 16 pages of b&w photos. (Aug. 19) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
A sequel to the best-selling We Were Soldiers Once...and Young, with combatants on both sides returning to Ia Drang Valley. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
"It would be a monumental task for Moore and Galloway to top their
classic 1992 memoir, We Were Soldiers Once...and Young. But they
come close in this sterling sequel...This book proves again that
Moore is an exceptionally thoughtful, compassionate and courageous
leader and a strong voice for reconciliation and for honoring the
men with whom he served." -- Publishers
"An emotional follow-up to military lifer Moore and reporter Galloway's intense 1992 telling of the Vietnam War's first major battle between American and North Vietnamese troops. This time, the two, along with other American survivors of the fight, revisit the Ia Drang valley, scene of the bloody 1965 battle-accompanied by the Communist commanders and soldiers who were trying to kill them." -- New York Post
"A worthy and wise successor to one of the best books ever about combat in Vietnam." -- Kirkus Reviews
"We Are Soldiers Still tells the recent story of how Moore and Galloway organized meetings with the Vietnamese commanders they'd fought against so fiercely. . . . There is honor and a measure of military glory in the retelling and in the reunion." -- Christian Science Monitor
"Bookstores are filled with rows of books on leadership and management, but We Are Soldiers Still stands over the rest. Words like riveting and compelling hardly do the book justice...Moore's reflections on leadership alone make this book worth its purchase price...Moore and Galloway's latest volume is a moving tribute to the American soldier." -- Army magazine
"A moving testimonial. . . .The memoir poignantly addresses the blindness of war and the compensatory urgings of the heart to be human." -- Rocky Mountain News