If Not Now, When?: Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need

If Not Now, When?: Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need

by Colonel Jack Jacobs, Douglas Century
     
 

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Army First Lieutenant Jack Jacobs was serving as an advisor to the South Vietnamese when he and his men came under devastating attack. Severely wounded, Jacobs took command and withdrew the unit, returning again and again to the site of the attack to rescue more men, saving the lives of a U.S. advisor and thirteen Allied soldiers. Colonel Jacobs received the nation

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Army First Lieutenant Jack Jacobs was serving as an advisor to the South Vietnamese when he and his men came under devastating attack. Severely wounded, Jacobs took command and withdrew the unit, returning again and again to the site of the attack to rescue more men, saving the lives of a U.S. advisor and thirteen Allied soldiers. Colonel Jacobs received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. Here, with candor, humor, and quiet modesty, Jack Jacobs tells his stirring story of heroism, honor, and the personal code by which he has lived his life and expounds with blunt honesty and insight his views on our contemporary world and the nature and necessity of sacrifice.

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ISBN-13:
9780425223598
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

What People are saying about this

Nelson DeMille
"As good a Vietnam War memoir as I've ever read. And if that's not good enough, Jack Jacobs makes some very brutal, honest, and disturbing observations about America then and America now, and most importantly, about where we are headed. Jack Jacobs won/earned the Congressional Medal of Honor forty years ago, and he's earned it every day since."--(Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Wild Fire and Night Fall)
Barry M. McCaffrey
"This book is a classic. Jack Jacobs is the bravest-and funniest-soldier I met in thirty-two years of military service. He is also an intellectual with a writer's gift of description. Jack tells a life story of military service with a sense of humor that makes palatable the brutality of intense combat."--(General Barry M. McCaffrey, U.S. Army (Retired))
Bob Kerrey
"Jack Jacobs was probably the shortest officer in the U.S. Army. He was certainly among the bravest. It is about time he wrote this memoir, and it's about time you read it."--(Bob Kerrey, President of The New School University, Former U.S. Senator)
Tom Brokaw
"It's a privilege to call him friend and an honor to recommend this remarkable life story."

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