The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War

3.92 avg rating
( 36 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780873386333: The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War

Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award, The Eyes of Orion is a highly personal account of the day-to-day experiences of five platoon leaders who served in the same tank battalion in the 24th Infantry Division during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

While professional soldiers and historians will undoubtedly glean much from this narrative, the heart of the account concerns the experiences of the five young lieutenants as they prepared for and served in combat―from their deployment to Saudi Arabia through their six months in the desert training for war, their four days in combat and several weeks of occupation in Iraq, and finally their homecoming. The authors treat their combat experience in Saudi and Kuwait from the perspective of junior officers, all in their twenties and just out of college (four are graduates of West Point and one received his commission through an ROTC program), who served on the front line―facing physical, personal, moral, and leadership challenges.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

Winner, 1999 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award.

About the Author:

Alex Vernon is assistant professor of English and chair of American Studies at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. He is of most succinctly bred (The Kent State University Press, 2006), editor of Arms and the Self: War, the Military and Autobiographical Writing (The Kent State University State University Press, 2005), and author of Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O’Brien (2004).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Alex Vernon
Published by Kent State Univ Pr
ISBN 10: 0873386337 ISBN 13: 9780873386333
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kent State Univ Pr. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover in Dust Jacket A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2369249

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Alex Vernon, Neal Creighton Jr, Greg Downey
Published by Kent State University Press, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 0873386337 ISBN 13: 9780873386333
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kent State University Press, United States, 1999. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award, The Eyes of Orion is a highly personal account of the day-to-day experiences of five platoon leaders who served in the same tank battalion in the 24th Infantry Division during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. While professional soldiers and historians will undoubtedly glean much from this narrative, the heart of the account concerns the experiences of the five young lieutenants as they prepared for and served in combat--from their deployment to Saudi Arabia through their six months in the desert training for war, their four days in combat and several weeks of occupation in Iraq, and finally their homecoming. The authors treat their combat experience in Saudi and Kuwait from the perspective of junior officers, all in their twenties and just out of college (four are graduates of West Point and one received his commission through an ROTC program), who served on the front line--facing physical, personal, moral, and leadership challenges. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780873386333

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Alex Vernon, Neal Creighton Jr, Greg Downey
Published by Kent State University Press, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 0873386337 ISBN 13: 9780873386333
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kent State University Press, United States, 1999. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner of the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award, The Eyes of Orion is a highly personal account of the day-to-day experiences of five platoon leaders who served in the same tank battalion in the 24th Infantry Division during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. While professional soldiers and historians will undoubtedly glean much from this narrative, the heart of the account concerns the experiences of the five young lieutenants as they prepared for and served in combat--from their deployment to Saudi Arabia through their six months in the desert training for war, their four days in combat and several weeks of occupation in Iraq, and finally their homecoming. The authors treat their combat experience in Saudi and Kuwait from the perspective of junior officers, all in their twenties and just out of college (four are graduates of West Point and one received his commission through an ROTC program), who served on the front line--facing physical, personal, moral, and leadership challenges. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780873386333

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Vernon, Alex
Published by The Kent State University Pres (1999)
ISBN 10: 0873386337 ISBN 13: 9780873386333
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Kent State University Pres, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110873386337

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 44.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Vernon, Alex
Published by Kent State University Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0873386337 ISBN 13: 9780873386333
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kent State University Press, 1999. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9780873386333

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Alex Vernon
Published by Kent State Univ Pr (1999)
ISBN 10: 0873386337 ISBN 13: 9780873386333
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kent State Univ Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st ed edition. 330 pages. 9.50x6.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0873386337

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Vernon, Alex
Published by The Kent State University Press
ISBN 10: 0873386337 ISBN 13: 9780873386333
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Kent State University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0873386337 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1406668

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Alex Vernon
Published by Kent State Univ Pr (1999)
ISBN 10: 0873386337 ISBN 13: 9780873386333
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kent State Univ Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0873386337

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Alex Vernon
Published by The Kent State University Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 0873386337 ISBN 13: 9780873386333
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Kent State University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0873386337

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 67.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds