The Hill [NOOK Book]

Overview

Ty is the grunt. Point man for his platoon. Jason is the favored one: a football hero picked for officer training school who leads his men into a slaughter ground from which most of them will never return. Ty and Jason -- Oklahoma brothers different in character, yet close in soul -- are about to meet in the Battle of Dak To, upon the blood-drenched sides of Hill 875. 

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The Hill

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Overview

Ty is the grunt. Point man for his platoon. Jason is the favored one: a football hero picked for officer training school who leads his men into a slaughter ground from which most of them will never return. Ty and Jason -- Oklahoma brothers different in character, yet close in soul -- are about to meet in the Battle of Dak To, upon the blood-drenched sides of Hill 875. 


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This taut tale of two stepbrothers stretches from the ``baking dust'' of rural Oklahoma to the steamy heat of Vietnamese jungles. After a sadistic coach costs him his football scholarship, tall, blond Jason Johnson winds up a lieutenant in a Ranger paratroop division in Vietnam. Meanwhile, stepbrother Ty Nance's half-Kiowa Indian ancestry brings its own problems, and Ty, too, becomes a paratrooperlike his father and uncle, both of whom died in combat. Scott ( Charlie Mike ) elicits sympathy for the two heroes while shocking with grim, realistic battle scenes, and introduces two characters who are North Vietnamese, a general and a private. The paths of the four men concenter on Hill 875, in ``the single most costly battle'' of the Vietnam War. The portrayal of the North Vietnamese offers unsettling insights into the nature of an all-too-human enemy, and underscores the pointlessness of the war as ``an aberration of logic.'' The anti-war message here is no less forceful for emanating from an action-adventure novel at that genre's best. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307801432
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/20/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 112,604
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2000

    Great!!!!

    Again another excellent read from Scott, I was hooked from the first page I had friends that were brothers and there were a ton of similarities it was almost as if Scott knew my pals!! Written by a man who knows how to write and write well. A Great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2000

    He has done it once agian

    Scott has continued his great works of Vietnam historical fiction. To read this book and then by chance see the docunetary of the story on TV is a great combination. This book brings you in from the first few pages and the like a 12 month tour in the jungle won't let you go. By the end you just want more, then realise that this is based on a true story and would not want these men to go through anything like that again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2000

    This book was cool.

    I thought that this book was da bomb. It portrayed all of the facts about vietnam and what the vietcong used to do. Leonard B. Scott knew just what he was doing when he wrote this book. I have read it twice. They should make a movie out of it.

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