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A Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Michael Sallah, Mitch Weiss

Narrated By: Harry Chase

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: May 2006

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes


At the outset of the Vietnam War, the Army created an experimental fighting unit that became known as 'Tiger Force.' The Tigers were to be made up of the cream of the crop-the very best and bravest soldiers the American military could offer. They would be given a long leash, allowed to operate in the field with less supervision. Their mission was to seek out enemy compounds and hiding places so that bombing runs could be accurately targeted. They were to go where no troops had gone, to become one with the jungle, to leave themselves behind and get deep inside the enemy's mind.

The experiment went terribly wrong.

What happened during the seven months Tiger Force descended into the abyss is the stuff of nightmares. Their crimes were uncountable, their madness beyond imagination-so much so that for almost four decades, the story of Tiger Force was covered up under orders that stretched all the way to the White House. Records were scrubbed, documents were destroyed, men were told to say nothing.

But one person didn't follow orders. The product of years of investigative reporting, interviews around the world, and the discovery of an astonishing array of classified information, Tiger Force is a masterpiece of journalism. Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for their Tiger Force reporting, Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss have uncovered the last great secret of the Vietnam War.


  • Cyrus L.

    excellent read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • John Foster

    I have to say this one was hard to listen to. Considering the subject matter, I have to applaud the authors and narrator for doing such a good job. In retrospect, the outcome was predictable but still a shock none-the-less. This listen is not for the squeamish.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tom from Lafayette

    Having grown up in the Vietnam era; lucky enough to avoid the draft but nieve enought to believe Johnson, Westmorland et al, I thought this was a fascinating account of the true war in Southeast Asia. These men were simply the end products of a terribly misguided government and its military. A must for anyone who lived through the Vietnam era.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I am a Viet Nam Vet and was in Recon. I both read the Book and Listened to the Audio Book. Both were excellent. Make no mistake this is not how all Viet Nam Vets should be portrayed. From expierence I can tell you there were alot of career soldiers who pushed men in the field to try to advance their own careers. This is what can go wrong when men are under to much stress and true leaders look the other way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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