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The Nightingale's Song Audiobook

The Nightingale's Song

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Publisher's Summary

Robert Timberg weaves together the lives of Annapolis graduates John McCain, James Webb, Oliver North, Robert McFarlane, and John Poindexter to reveal how the Vietnam War continues to haunt America. Casting all five men as metaphors for a legion of well-meaning if ill-starred warriors, Timberg probes the fault line between those who fought the war and those who used money, wit, and connections to avoid battle.

Here is a riveting tale that illuminates the flip side of the fabled Vietnam generation: those who went.

©1995 Robert Timberg; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[A] terrific book about courage and cowardice, honor and betrayal, suffering and the death, and the indomitability of the human spirit." (Washington Post)
"[A]n amazing work that could make you cry over descriptions of bravery so bold and big....It is about the soul of a nation....This is a stunning book." (Boston Globe)
"[I]n Timberg's telling of their specific combat experiences, insightful angles on their subsequent careers emerge....A well-researched and well-written account of five interesting lives." (Booklist)

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    B Kirriemuir, United Kingdom 26/12/2013
    B Kirriemuir, United Kingdom 26/12/2013 Member Since 2012
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    If it did not jump around the characters so much, chopping and changing made it hard to follow


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