Überblick:Pressestimmen 'Simply stated Hal Moore is an American treasure and military hero. As the consummate soldier Moore would have been successful in any fighting force through the ages. In this biography by Mike Guardia one of America's finest military historians Moore's story is captured from his earliest days at West Point through Korea to the seminal moment of his Army life during the famed 1965 Battle of Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam. The battle has become the stuff of legend and Guardia captures the story in vivid detail. The book goes on to tell the full story of Moore's rise to Lieutenant General and his special place in the annals of American history. The book benefits greatly from Guardia's many interviews with Moore his family fellow soldiers and others who have known him through the years. Just recently a major military magazine declared that Hal Moore was one of the top 100 generals in history. After completing this book the reader will know why.'--Brian Sobel author of The Fighting Pattons'In the well-written biography 'Hal Moore: A Soldier Once...and Always' author Mike Guardia tells how Moore exemplifies the leadership qualities needed in all military leaders both in battle and in peacetime. It is a well-documented study of an exceptional soldier and innovative problem solver...'Hal Moore' is a quick read yet contains sufficient depth to fully understand Moore's personality character and motivation. It explores his knack for bringing out the best in his subordinates and for turning poor performing units into extraordinary organizations that became the envy of other commanders. This biography should be essential reading for every sergeant and officer in the military and every executive in business.'--Military Writer's Society of America'Here a reader finds the building blocks upon which Moore's leadership style crystallized and where he honed his tactical skills. From the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to the trenches of the Korean War and to Moore's participation in the development of 'air mobile' doctrine and tactics the author shows us Hal Moore 'the man' as well as the soldier. . . . Guardia [also] chronicles the key role Moore played in pulling the Army back from the abyss of the post-Vietnam malaise.'----Toy Solder & Model Figure'this book brings the saga of one of the Army's premier combat commanders to a new generation of military leaders. We are in Hal Moore's debt for his distinguished service under the most challenging conditions. We are in Guardia's debt for making Moore's story accessible to the American public.'--ARMY'first-ever fully illustrated biography we finally learn the full story of Hal Moore one of Americas true military heroes. '--Books Monthly'Guardia's honest recollections of his experiences in Viet Nam (both during the war and in 1993 when he returned to visit the men that three decades before were considered the enemy) are eye-openers.'--Statesman Journaleasy and fast read ... but Guardia manages to reach the heart of what made Moore a successful military leader.'--Connecticut Guardian'The strategies the nature of the enemy whether or not real lasting success followed military or personal battles always can be questioned. Hal Moore through the focused eyes of author/tank unit commander Mike Guardia has a major impact on how we as a nation and as individuals see things militarily or otherwise.'--Joplin Independent'This is truly an outstanding biography as the author one of America's finest military historians was allowed unrestricted access to Moore's collected letters documents and never before published photographs which added greatly to this fully illustrated biography. Author Mike Guardia tells how Moore exemplifies the leadership qualities needed in all military leaders both in battle and in peacetime. It is a well-documented study of an exceptional soldier and innovative problem solver. This book contains sufficient depth to fully understand Moore's personality character and motivation. It explores his knack for bringing out the best in his subordinates and for turning poor performing units into extraordinary organizations that became the envy of other commanders. This biography should be essential reading for every sergeant and officer in the military and every executive in business.'--Joint Forces Journal'a valuable contribution to military history and biography more broadly and the history of the Vietnam War and the U.S. military in the second half of the 20th century specifically.'--Daily News Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Mike Guardia is an internationally recognized author and military historian. A veteran of the United States Army he served six years on active duty (2008-2014) as an Armor Officer. He is the author of the widely acclaimed Hal Moore: A Soldier Once...and Always the first-ever biography chronicling the life of LTG Harold G. Moore whose battlefield leadership was popularized by the film 'We Were Soldiers' starring Mel Gibson. He has twice been nominated for the Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Book Award and is an active member in the Military Writers Society of America.