In the anton myrer 1969 bestselling books negative ending, after damon lets massengale get away with murdering his men in ww2 for the sake of a presidential unit citation, a retired general. 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 olmstead myrer november 3, 1922january 19, 1996 was a united states marine corps veteran and a bestselling author of american war novels that accurately and sensitively depict the lives of united states army officers while in combat and in peace time. The main characters of this fiction, historical story are. Once an eagle is a 1968 war novel by american author anton myrer. The novel tells the story of sam damon, career army officer, from his initial enlistment to his rise to general officer rank. Based on the bestselling novel by anton myrer, once an.
Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self interest. Once an eagle may be americas war and peace and anton myrer a contemporary tolstoy. In 1968, american author anton myrer wrote the war novel once an eagle in chapter 1, the reader is introduced to the romance between the two main characters, sam damon and celia harrodsen. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 12 pages and is available in paperback format. Free download or read online once an eagle pdf epub book. Pdf once an eagle book by anton myrer free download. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances by making the right connections behind the lines and in washingtons corridors of power. The miniseries opens on an island in the south pacific and general sam damon flashes back to his days as a private. His 1968 novel, once an eagle, written at the peak of the vietnam war, is required reading for all marines and is frequently used in. The first edition of the novel was published in june 1968, and was written by anton myrer. Sam damon has been and will be a beacon of moral and physical courage for young american warriors. The two main characters represent two extremes of the types of people you meet in the military, with most of us somewhere inbetween. Once an eagle by anton myrer, 1976, berkley medallion books edition, in english.282 758 177 579 527 62 1367 578 1356 1346 843 1272 258 1572 345 123 625 839 719 108 565 1231 1438 1499 1363 466 996 373 1278 1434 1247 9 1439 123 628 15 1386 571 861 1381 163 536 662 1448