Charlie Mike

Charlie Mike

by Leonard B. Scott

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Charlie Mike by Leonard B. Scott

If war may be said to bring out the worst in governments, it frequently brings out the best in people. This is a novel about some of the very best. Some led. Some followed. Some died.

“One of the finest novels yet written about the war in Vietnam.”—The Washington Post

Sergeant David Grady:
Leader of Ranger Team 2-2, the Double Deuce, he was a perfectionist who loved his men, his team, and his Army. For a long time they had been his whole world.

Sarah Boyce: Cold. Beautiful. For all her life, she'd been her whole world. She thought she knew it well. Then, in Vietnam, she was overwhelmed by something that completely confused her. People call it love.

Major John Colven: Commander, Sierra Company, 75th Infantry Airborne Rangers. Promoted up from the ranks during the Vietnam war, he was the perfect C.O. Every man he lost cost him a piece of his soul.

Lieutenant Le Be Son: North Vietnamese Army Regular. He was also a perfectionist who loved his men, his platoon, and his people. He would sacrifice everything to protect his country. He might have to. He's got a date with the Double Deuce.

Charlie Mike may be the greatest war to story to come out of Vietnam. There is something for everyone in Leonard Scott's novel. . . . There's violence and compassion, gore and tenderness, arrogance and humility, friend and foe.”—Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345344021
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1988
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 282,011
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Leonard B. Scott (Col. USA ret.) is the author of the acclaimed novels Charlie Mike, The Last Run, The Hill, The Expendables, The Iron Men, and Forged in Honor. Scott retired in 1994 as a full colonel after a 27-year career in the United States Army, with assignments throughout the world. A veteran of Vietnam, he earned the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

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Charlie Mike 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Leonard Scott's books, I have gone through Basic Training and Airborne Training, He tells it like it is. Definately a no holds barred, action packed book with a very unique view from the enemy that gives the reader an idea about what the enemy is fighting for and what drives him. A great read every time.
sigma9r More than 1 year ago
This was a pretty good book. The only thing was that it reminded me a lot about Ranger School!!! I'm pretty keen on his writing style, oh, that's an understatement, and The Hill is just as good!! I'm looking forward to more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love this book read so often over the years it feel apart
Chris Bast More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books not only by this author but of all my other reads. Highly suggest for everyone to read other books by this author including The Last Run, The Expendables, and many others. Great reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in high school before I joined the army and I loved it. I read it again a few years ago, and now I'm probably going to read it again before I read the book following this one. It is a realistic portrayal of infantry combat during Vietnam. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the privilege of attending Jump School, when LTE Leonardo was in command. His philosophy and demeanor are exactly like his books. Good stories about the men who serve, and the women who love them. Rangers Lead The Way!
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JWatkins More than 1 year ago
My third time reading this book (first two were in paperback format). I love the book but dealing with mispelled words in the Nook version is discouraging. Can you say SPELL CHECK?
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benrp More than 1 year ago
good book
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Guest More than 1 year ago
i recived this book while serving over sea's with the army in 1985. I will tell you it was hard to put down Scott's book, because he keeps you interested through out the whole story and he makes you feel your part of the unit. Scott also up keeps the ranger tradition alive and well. Hu Ra
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives a glimpes into the day to day life of An Army Ranger Unit. Best by far I have ever read, although this is fiction it is still great reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Leonard Scott is an author who takes me back to my time in Vietnam. His authentic descriptions and development of characters is commendable, and he never fails to write a page-turner of a book. Charlie Mike is a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is outstanding it has love, war, and revenge. It shows how the major loves his man like his sons. More then any eles he loves Dove.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Charlie Mike' came out while Col. Scott was commander of the Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA in 1985. It hit the shelves while I was in the Airborne School - good for sales! I learned a little of what had gone on in the past to make the men who were teaching me to be a soldier. That helped me to give the very best performance of which I was capable. And Col. Scott, for all his heroism, was a genuine person - he came and talked and autographed our books for us. It was a privilege to work with a man who had experienced what he did. 'Charlie Mike' tells the story as it really was - no psychobabble, no facades, no phoniness. Just real men doing a real job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has a good in depth plot with views from both sides of the war. I would recommend it to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book for a class project in my senior year in high school. the first page really gets your attention, from there on out your hooked. i ablolutely loved this book. i had to do a book talk in my class, while doing this talk, i almost made several students cry because of the report that i gave. i told about the intensity of the book, and how the author describes the characters. my teacher is now reading the book, and she is in love with it already. i would rocommend this book to all who enjoy reading about the war.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book that I ever picked up outside of High School and it made me one of Col. Scott's biggest fans. This book has everything in it that you want in a book. It captures you from page 1 and don't let go even after it ends. This book leaves you wanting more! A must read for all military minded people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good book showing both sides of the Vietnam War. If I could change anything about this book it would be more action and less personal relationships. It's a good easy reader and worth every penny. I'll pass it on to a friend and order his other books in print.