Its captivating and gives a very intimate picture of a soldier and how he felt about those expereinces. This book should be a must read to every US military officer, in order to have them understand that they are not supermen and that warfare very much is a case of " This book is a must read for all Worlr War Two historians.
Especially if you enjoy the Italian campaign, Mechanized Cavalry, or just an exceptional soldier's story. Again, I am proud to know Fred and many of the 91st Cavalry personally, including many peoples mentioned "Recon Scout". I'll end this review with an explination of how personal this book is. Many veterans ask Fred how he can talk about much of what he does Fred notes that he can't, he can only write about them.
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I am partial to WWII memoirs and this was a really, really good one. Salter told his story well and humbly - warts and all.
I'm so glad I read this and am even more grateful for our WWII Veterans and i appreciate, even more, what it cost them to save the world. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. One of the best military books I have read, up close in the action hand to hand.
The author was a hero, went way beyond the call. As a soldier, he's up there with Audie Murphy.
Story of World War II
To survive as a scout for so long, amazing. I found as a book it was only ok, though. Great, in every way! See all 31 reviews.
Recon Scout: Story of World War II
Most recent customer reviews. My uncle was a scout during his Published on January 15, Published on March 25, Published on December 23, Published on September 18, Published on April 11, Published on October 28, Published on October 5, From Africa's Sahara Desert, where he met Churchill, to the plains of Tunisia, where he served under Patton, Fred Salter executed daring nightly solo missions, risking his life to gather the vital intelligence the U. After the battlefields of Sicily came the long, grueling effort to wrench Italy from the grip of the Nazis, and the bloody nightmare of Monte Cassi, the longest battle Americans fought during the war.
Salter spares one, least of all himself, in this tough, clear-eyed account.
Readers of every level will find this a rollicking tale of army life with an edge engrossing. If you want to get beyond the history and discover the feelings and emotions that haunt the heart of a WWII hero, this book is it. There are also great historical perspectives along with a special kind of action only experienced by Recon Scouts. Paul Bayless rated it liked it Jul 07, David Ervin rated it it was amazing Aug 12, John Orcutt rated it liked it Sep 07, Robert Koen rated it really liked it Aug 11, Kris Miller rated it it was amazing Oct 28, Jason Reeser rated it liked it Oct 21, Isaac rated it liked it Aug 17, Aaron rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Joshua Washke rated it really liked it Jan 06, Jeff rated it it was amazing Jun 23, Kaks rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Joe Davey rated it really liked it Aug 19, Torrence Yarborough rated it really liked it Dec 05, John rated it liked it Jan 30, Bizzle rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Douglas Graham rated it it was ok Dec 08,