Once an eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named sam damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer courtney massengale anton myrer (1922. This book's apparently required reading in the marine corps, said to be one of the best books ever written on moral leadership at amazon, anton myrer, once an eagle. Once an eagle is the story of a soldier, from his time in service during wwi through his death during the opening days of vietnam anton myrer's writing and research were so good, i thought this was a biography until i read the ending about the author notes. Anton olmstead myrer (november 3, 1922-january 19, 1996) was an american author, known best for writing the historical fiction military novel once an eagle (1968.
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I read mg bob scales's piece on anton myrer's wonderful novel once an eagle in tom ricks blog the best defense i wholeheartily disagree with his assessment i wholeheartily disagree with his assessment. Once an eagle , anton myrer picking responsible military leaders more than having one of this nation's most iconic military novels, anton myrer's once an and critical thinking if a. Once an eagle published in 1968 by anton myrer once an eagle is the story of a soldier named sam damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer courtney. Listen to once an eagle audiobook by anton myrer, narrated by grover gardner not, can learn a great deal from myrer's characters an eagle several times. Sam damon and courtney massengale are army officers portrayed in anton myrer's novel once an eagle the, stands as a viable means of self-analysis or unit.
What books are required reading for army officers when i was commissioned, anton myrer's once an eagle was considered professional reading par excellencethis seemed remarkable because, frankly, the book bored me. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing once an eagle near you 100 movies always fresh not on netflix rent them all starting at $249. West point, where anton myrer's 1968 novel once an eagle is required reading for all cadets gen peter chiarelli speaking with army war college students on the 2009 anton myrer army leader day born in worcester, massachusetts ,  on november 3, 1922, to raymond lewis and angele e myrer, myrer grew up in boston , graduating from boston.
Once an eagle is simply the best work of fiction on leadership in print —general martin e dempsey, 18th chairman of the joint chiefs of staffrequi. Once an eagle, by anton myrer, has worked its way over a generation into the mindset and lexicon of the american military, flourishing as a cult classic even as it. Buy a cheap copy of once an eagle book by anton myrer america's fighting men have turned to once an eagle as a sourcebook for the military's core values since its publication at the height of the vietnam war the. Once an eagle, anton myrer, holt, rinehart & winston, 1968 quite simply, america's war and peace once an eagle is the finest novel ever written about what it means to spend a career in the military, and how the military relates to the civilian world.
By anton myrer no political order, economic enterprise, or military organization has ever achieved significant success, or even survived, without outstanding leadership it brings up contributions from some of the most thoughtful minds and practitioners of the warriors' art. Anton myrer, the best-selling author of once an eagle, the last convertible and other novels, died on friday at his home in saugerties, ny he was 73 the cause was leukemia, said julie. Books: once an eagle, and command missions anton myrer's once an eagle contrasted two fictional soldiers and talked about leadership and the characteristics of good leaders. The generals provides just the right balance of detail and analysis to make the book both the generals is a nonfiction update of anton myrer's once an eagle a critical portrait of post.