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Word of Honor Nelson DeMille Word of Honor He is a good man a brilliant corporate executive an honest handsome family man admired by men and desired by women But a lifetime ago Ben Tyson was a lieutenant in Vietnam There the men under his c

  • Title: Word of Honor
  • Author: Nelson DeMille
  • ISBN: 9780446512800
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Word of Honor Nelson DeMille He is a good man, a brilliant corporate executive, an honest, handsome family man admired by men and desired by women.But a lifetime ago Ben Tyson was a lieutenant in Vietnam.There the men under his command committed a murderous atrocity and together swore never to tell the world what they had done Now the press, army justice, and the events he tried to forget have cauHe is a good man, a brilliant corporate executive, an honest, handsome family man admired by men and desired by women.But a lifetime ago Ben Tyson was a lieutenant in Vietnam.There the men under his command committed a murderous atrocity and together swore never to tell the world what they had done Now the press, army justice, and the events he tried to forget have caught up with Ben Tyson His family, his career, and his personal sense of honor hang in the balance And only one woman can reveal the truth of his past and set him free.
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    1. Nelson DeMille tends to produce long books this one is nearly 900 pages and that can feel a little intimidating Yet once into the narrative I always feel the same amused by a wise cracking lead character, enthralled by a compelling storyline and, in due course, wishing the book were even longer Yes, he can sometimes provide a little too much detail, but this minor niggle is than compensated for by his ability to truly bring his characters to life, deliver brilliant dialogue and to unerringly se [...]

    2. Ben Tyson thought that Viet Nam and all it s death and destruction was left far behind He did his time and managed to come home in one piece He built a good life with all the requisite trappings of success And then it all comes tumbling down around him A book is published that outlines a massacre involving the inhabitants of a Vietnamese hospital including women,children and medical staff And the book points the finger at Ben Tyson and the squad he led In a short amount of time, Ben finds himsel [...]

    3. I am a HUGE Nelson DeMille fan and this book is up there with my favorites Once again in DeMille style, he touches down close to home for me in Garden City and Sag Harbor, two towns on Long Island I know quite well Being that I was born in 1982, I never really knew much about Vietnam My dad was too young to be drafted and it was only after the draft ended that he turned 18 and went to college instead of enlisting But, my friend s fathers who fought in that war usually have the same response to q [...]

    4. I ve been a HUGE FAN of Nelson DeMille and his books since being introduced to the John Corey series, and since reading those I ve read his stand alones, and I think Word of Honor is his BEST one YET I was compelled right on the first page and right to the last page I was just nervously biting my nails waiting for the climax By the end I was physically drained, HAHA Word of Honor introduces us to Ben Tyson, a former Lieutenant Soldier in Vietnam, who, 20 years later is living a normal day to day [...]

    5. WORD OF HONOR reads like The Caine Mutiny as a Vietnam story Ben Tyson is accused of murder for a massacre occurring in a hospital during the Tet offensive, February 1968, eighteen years after it happened As an officer Tyson is the only member of the platoon Alpha Company of the 7th Cavalry that can be tried for the crime and the US Army opens a court martial for murder DeMille reveals the massacre details slowly, ratcheting the tension tighter and tighter The outcome is little surprise, but it [...]

    6. This is my all time favorite Nelson DeMille book, which is saying a lot because a I really like DeMille and b I am a huge fan of a numbeirr of his books So saying this is my fave of his is high praise indeed.Written and set in the mid 80s, the book follows uthe fortunes of Ben Tyson, a successful executive in the aerospace industry who is married, has a nearly grown son, and has put the Vietnam War behind him However, a book has appeared that allages that the platoon he commanded in Hue in 1968 [...]

    7. Word of HonorI have had this audio book since 2009 and finally made myself listen to it I now ask myself why I waited so long DeMille has always been a favorite author, my favorite until now was The General s Daughter This is no short listen some 28 hours of which I had a hard time putting it down The story take place some 18 years after Ben Tyson has returned from Vietnam, a man with a comfortable job in NY, a family out in the burbs and a sense of honor Someone has written a bestselling book a [...]

    8. Finished Totally excellent.I m about half way through and I have to say I suspect this may be the best DeMille I have read I believe that DeMille was an infantry Lt in Vietnam and it shows I ve read a lot of Vietnam books and I think this one captures the impact on the soldiers and the internal conflicts many of them suffered as well or better than any of the others The scene where Tyson confronts the author of the book that reveals the details of the massacre is a classic The inner turmoil of b [...]

    9. I like Nelson DeMille He writes the way I fix things around the house methodically takes his time and doesn t have to repeat himself.This book is a reflection on Vietnam, as written by a Vietnam Vet himself.It s a retrospective look, so it s set in semi modern era 80 s maybe Folks still smoke indoors and looks back at things that happened in the past doing so in an intelligent and interesting way.It s really two stories wrapped around each other The retelling of Vietnam, and the character develo [...]

    10. DeMille can certainly string a few sentences together Having an interest in the wider culpability issues raised by My Lai and similar instances, I found his treatment thorough and provocative He creates very genuine and consistent characters and some of the action sequences are second to none Not many authors in my opinion are able to combine the 750 pages in 2 days style readability with deeper issues that you find yourself thinking about for days weeks after I think his novels wouldn t lose an [...]

    11. Reading the other reviews of Word of Honor I see that most people who did not go to Vietnam as a serviceman conclude that most of those who did go experienced the very worst of that chapter of our history, the period after 1968 or so when the people back home had turned against the war and against those who were fighting it, and when drugs and cynicism among the troops was rampant It s a skewed perspective Most of the people who spent time in VN in the service don t talk much about it because ve [...]

    12. My scale is 1 didn t like2 Ok3 Enjoyed4 Would see the movie5 would read again.This book got a 2 I thought the ending was somewhat anticlimactic It took a long time to tell the story and I m not sure the characters are any better off than they were before the events of the book That was probably the intent that nobody wins at war, but it lead me to believe that the lead character has something up his sleeve to reveal about his nemeses What he revealed had been foretold and it was a bad secret but [...]

    13. HOLY CRAP I didn t expect this book to make me bawl like a baby, but it did Nelson DeMille produced his magnum opus his first time out This story is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was first published How I wish that were not so But war will always be with us, and the ethical questions that accompany it will always plague us.

    14. This was my favorite of all of Nelson s books It resonated strongly with me because I too served near Hue, but two years after the timeline of his story In this book, Nelson revealed stories that were true, but are best forgotten War is an ugly affair The average participant on the American side was twenty years old Some bad things were done by stressed out kids on occasions, but by and large, the cruel things the soldier kids had to process were the things done to civilians by the enemy This bo [...]

    15. Excellent introduction to military justice and courts martial, which are so different from civil justice The lead character is charged with murder for a My Lai type massacre at a hospital 18 years after leaving Viet Nam No one disputes that he didn t kill anyone himself, but he was the lieutenant in charge of troops that committed the murders, and under military law, that makes him the guilty party, not them, if he didn t take steps to stop them Uncovering all the evidence is fascinating I had t [...]

    16. When I first saw that this book was about Vietnam, I wasn t sure I wanted to read another book about the war But it is not really about Vietnam, not directly It is about Lieutenant Ben Tyson, a product of Vietnam A man who had been keeping a secret for 18 years about a massacre that had happened that he and his men had sworn to keep secret But someone wrote a book and one of the men gave up information The Army cannot touch civilians, but Ben Tyson, being an officer, was able to be recalled back [...]

    17. I rarely read books about Vietnam Although this book isn t exactly about the war, none the less, it contains the things about the Vietnam War that make me shy away For years I felt very guilty that I had not been ordered to serve there I knew, had I gone, I would not have come back I only missed going by a year or so Not my choice, not that I wanted to go because I didn t The army didn t send me nor did it send numerous West Point graduates in my Infantry Basic Course class I lost that attitude [...]

    18. I really enjoyed this book It works on many levels great dialogue, complex characters, fascinating story and a great climax Gives the reader a palpable sense of what it was like to be an American soldier in the Vietnam war in which they never really knew who might turn out to be the enemy or where they might turn up The relentless tension this creates amongst the Americans leads them to commit a tragic act that doesn t become public knowledge until 17 years after the war The book is about the co [...]

    19. Completely and utterly exhausted and exhilarated after completing Word of Honour at 2am but it s definitely been worth it I started this lengthy novel struggling but it picks you up and smashes you into a gritty military legal battle that fills you with anger, disbelief and bewilderment at the shocking situations Lt Tyson endures.At times you question and battle with the morality and human scars created by warfare during the Vietnam war, the strangulation, resentment and love experienced in his [...]

    20. Lt Ben Tyson is a good teacher and leader of men in Viet Nam.During the fierce fighting around the Tet Offensive, there is an incident at a civilian hospital where his men kill a number of civilians and vow never to talk about it.Years later, Tyson is an established businessman and he s called back to active duty to face a military tribal for misconduct.DeMille tells a good story as Tyson s men are being killed and finally reach the breaking point and shoot back Now it seems that he has to pay f [...]

    21. I thoroughly enjoyed this stirring read about a riveting atrocities trial of an US Army lieutenant who served in Vietnam The development of all of the character is well done and believable I was introduced to the complexities of the Universal Code of Military Justice while in training at Bainbridge Air force Base in Georgia While a newly married with a infant girl and living In Tacoma, Washington, I was inconveniently assigned to a distant reserve unit North of Seattle I fortunately obtained a t [...]

    22. Nelson DeMille Word of Honor New York Times Bestselling author Nelson DeMille has written a novel of epic scope, Word of Honor is one completely gripping story about what will happen to this haunted, guilt ridden, essentially honorable man as his life and loved ones are massacred Ben Tyson, a lifetime ago was a Lieutenant in Vietnam, under his command his soldiers committed a murderous atrocity now his career, his family, and his personal sense of honor hang in the balance DeMille s Word of Hono [...]

    23. This is one of my favoriteNelson DeMille novels, and in my opinion, one of his most literary.Set in the early to mid 1980s, Vietnam War vet Ben Tyson is a successful and seemingly respectable corporate middle management type who is suddenly outed in a tell all book as the officer responsible for a My Lai type atrocity Up until this point, this war crime had been covered up, and no one had ever been held accountable Tyson s life is thrown into chaos as the U S government reactivates his military [...]

    24. An absolute page turner, Word of Honor has all the ingredients of a great fiction novel relatable characters with substance, a believable plot, simple setting, perfect dialogue and wit The book deals with a moral issue and approaches this dilemma with no bias shows both sides It s been years since I have read a DeMille novel Spencerville , but I am hooked I ll read Charm School in a few weeks Just a tip this is a big book I ordered the Trade paper back edition before a cross country flight and h [...]

    25. This is an outstanding book that brings the reader back to divisive times of the Vietnam War and permanent consequences and scars of the warriors involved This book also forces you the ask the question if there is a statue of limitations on moral failings or if some times and stresses are immune from moral judgement by those who weren t there The women in the book are sexy and intriguing always a plus in a novel I highly recommend this book.

    26. I will not finish this misogynistic book I m appalled at DeMille s rough sexual behavior between a wife and husband in this book I love a great sex scene but the machismo here is disturbing and I won t continue to listen I really enjoy most DeMille books, but this one is getting one star even without finishing.

    27. This was a monster of a book, and when I finished it, I felt a bit emotionally drained, as though I had gone on the journey with these characters However, I could not put it down, I could not wait for the plot, and the truth, to be revealed, and i felt satisfied at the end Despite being a very lengthy read, it was very satisfying.

    28. EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT I could not stop reading until I found out what was going to happen to this soldier I love DeMille s writing.

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