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Hope and Honor
     

Hope and Honor

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by Sidney Shachnow, Jann Robbins
 

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Major General Sid Shachnow was more than a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran--receiving two silver and three bronze stars with V for Valor. He survived a crucible far crueler than the jungles of Vietnam: Nazi occupied Eastern Europe. As a child, he spent three years in the notorious Kovno Concentration Camp.
But his next journey took him to America,

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Major General Sid Shachnow was more than a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran--receiving two silver and three bronze stars with V for Valor. He survived a crucible far crueler than the jungles of Vietnam: Nazi occupied Eastern Europe. As a child, he spent three years in the notorious Kovno Concentration Camp.
But his next journey took him to America, where he worked his way through school and eventually enlisted in the US Army. He volunteered for U.S. Special Forces, and served proudly for 32 years. His driving dream was to save others from the indignities he had endured and the deadly fate he so narrowly escaped.
From Vietnam to the Mideast, to the fall of the Berlin Wall, Sid Shachow served in Special Operations. He grew as Special Forces grew, rising to major-general--responsible for American Special Forces everywhere--but the lessons of Kovno stayed with him, wherever he turned, wherever he soldiered.

Hope and Honor is a powerful and dramatic memoir that shows how the will to live---so painfully refined in the fires of that long-ago death camp---was forged, at last, into truth of soul and wisdom of the heart.

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“From surviving the insanity of Hitler's holocaust to becoming commander of U.S. Special Forces, General Shachnow has accomplished the incredible. His is a story of hope, honor, heroism---one that should be read by everyone who enjoys freedom . . . or longs for it.” —W. E. B. Griffin

“A gripping story of a warrior's survival and ultimate victory against all odds.” —General Norman Schwarzkopf

“A gripping memoir of personal tragedy, perserverence, and triumph. Very few soldiers achieve the rank of Major General in the U.S. Army Special Forces. That a survivor of the Kovno concentration camp could do so says great things about the U.S. Army. . . . Major General Shachnow is a great American who serves as an example to every American that freedom does not come free.” —Paul Wolfowitz

“Absolutely harrowing, as vivid and frightening as any Holocaust account I've read. His Special Forces experiences in Vietnam are also astonishing. General Shachnow had a vital role in shaping America's Special Forces into the tool it is today, at the precise time it is needed.” —Larry Bond, author of the New York Times bestseller Red Phoenix

“An inspiring story wonderfully told, General Shachnow's memoir is as deeply moving as it is fascinating. His journey from a childhood amid the Holocaust to become one of the U.S. Army's most effective and visionary generals is at once a testament to his personal courage, to human resilience and to America's greatness.” —Ralph Peters, author of Beyond Baghdad and Fighting For The Future

“What a book! Must reading! More riveting than any novel!” —Thomas Fleming

“Sid Shachnow's life is an inspiring story for us all. . . . His powerful narrative is a riveting read, moving and informative.” —Fred Franks, General U.S. Army (ret.), co-author with Tom Clancy of the New York Times #1 bestseller Into the Storm: A Study in Command

W. E. B. Griffin

From surviving the insanity of Hitler's holocaust to becoming commander of U.S. Special Forces, General Shachnow has accomplished the incredible. His is a story of hope, honor, heroism---one that should be read by everyone who enjoys freedom . . . or longs for it.
author of Beyond Baghdad and Fighting For The Futu Ralph Peters

An inspiring story wonderfully told, General Shachnow's memoir is as deeply moving as it is fascinating. His journey from a childhood amid the Holocaust to become one of the U.S. Army's most effective and visionary generals is at once a testament to his personal courage, to human resilience and to America's greatness.
author of the New York Times bestseller Red Phoeni Larry Bond

Absolutely harrowing, as vivid and frightening as any Holocaust account I've read. His Special Forces experiences in Vietnam are also astonishing. General Shachnow had a vital role in shaping America's Special Forces into the tool it is today, at the precise time it is needed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765312846
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
05/16/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
474,388
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

MAJOR GENERAL SID SHACHOW is a holocaust survivor who entered the U.S. military and became a highly decorated general and the head of all U.S. Special Operations. He lives in Virginia.

JANN ROBBINS has worked as an ad executive and as an editor of both novels and nonfiction. She lives in Valencia, California, where she is currently at work on a memoir about life with her husband, Harold Robbins.

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Hope and Honor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!! I served under General Schachnow in Berlin and I had heard some stories about his past, but this book goes into great detail about his life. If you think that you had a hard childhood, think again and read what this man went through. A true warrior before he joined the Army.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best autobiography I have ever read. I couldn't put the book down. No fancy words, the book is straight forward and readable. This book is insperational and just plain interesting. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful story of the sacrifice and determination of a man who found hope and honor in a world full of hate and war. He is a great example of the courage of those who suffered in the Nazi concentration camps and also of the soldiers in our U.S. Army Special Forces units. This man overcame every obstacle the world could ever throw at him, and he still struggled to the top.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got the book the other day but finished it already. It's the first book I've read in years that I just couldn't put down. It is a facinating true story. This is a truly amazing tale and with some great humor. I loved it!