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Ty is the grunt. Point man for his platoon. Jason is the favored one: a football hero picked for officer training school who leads his men into a slaughter ground from which most of them will never return. Ty and Jason -- Oklahoma brothers different in character, yet close in soul -- are about to meet in the Battle of Dak To, upon the blood-drenched sides of Hill 875. 
Paperback, 352 pages
Published March 1st 1995 by Ballantine Books (first published 1989)
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Apr 25, 2015 Chuck rated it really liked it
This is primarily a story about two half brothers from Oklahoma, along with a strong supporting cast, who find themselves, via separate paths, in Viet Nam in the 1960s. The author is a career soldier and served in Viet Nam. His writing, I believe, to be a slice of life during this war and I found it disturbing. Reading his work makes me doubt that the American military, or perhaps political, leadership had an overall goal in mind in this conflict. It seems we were reactive more times than ...more
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Oct 11, 2016 Amanda Sweden rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! It was my work book, and it was so difficult not to read it at home. The battles and the relationships between the soldiers kept me enthralled through the entire thing. It is amazing the level of sacrifice our country has given to save the lives of others. I am a firm believer that we should always assist others in time of need no matter our personal cost. We are one world after all, not one country. We are one people.
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Sep 10, 2015 John Podlaski rated it it was amazing

Jason and Ty are brothers, who live in a small town in Oklahoma. Big brother, Jason, is a football star and got a scholarship to play in college. Ty is a senior in high school, with hopes of getting a football scholarship of his own after this final season. Unfortunately, both are picked on, Jason by his coach and Ty by the high school principal. Ty is injured in practice and unable to play football so his scholarship possibilities vanish. Later, with the backing of the principal,
Jan 12, 2016 Mac_dickenson rated it liked it
The Hill is a story of two step-brothers from Oklahoma who both enlist in the Army for their own reasons and find themselves mired in a bloody conflict with the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) on Hill 875. When we first meet the protagonists they're both still in high school; one is a star athlete on his way to college on a scholarship, the other slightly younger and a promising athlete as well, with a chip on his shoulder and a proclivity for pissing people off who aren't especially forgiving.

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Shelves: war, historical
As American troops and the North Vietnam Army lock horns in the fight for hill 875 at Dak To, two brothers Private Ty Nance and Lieutenant Jason Nance struggle to make sense of the nightmare they have landed in.

Both joined the Army for the two year terms, for different reasons, Jason to continue his studies, and Ty to save the Red Hill that his grandfather George has left for him.

Both follow different paths to Vietnam, but their paths converge at Hill 875, where both sides shed human lives, blo
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Sep 02, 2016 Peter Pike rated it it was amazing
A visceral, intense novel about the horrors of Vietnam. Scott pulls no punches and writes with a vividness that puts you in the scenes. This novel captures both the indefatigable spirit of our armed forces while also showing the harsh futility of being forced to capture nameless hills for the advancement of a political goal.
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Leonard B. Scott (Col. USA ret.) is also the author of the acclaimed novels Charlie Mike, The Last Run, The Hill, The Expendables, The Iron Men, and Forged in Honor. Scott retired in 1994 as a full colonel after a twenty-seven-year career in the United States Army, with assignments throughout the world. A veteran of Vietnam, he earned the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Colonel Scott devotes all his ...more
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