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Unit Pride

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  45 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

Two young soldiers come together in the trenches to form a strong friendship amidst the bombshells and bloodshed of the Korean War. Billy, the brawler with a chip on his shoulder, is only a seventeen-year-old punk from the slums of Boston. Dewey is a tough, young Texan who boasts he's not afraid of killing or being killed. These two strangers' lives are thrown together and

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Mass Market Paperback, 515 pages
Published July 1982 by Bantam Books (first published 1981)
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Elaine
May 24, 2010 rated it liked it
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This was a very good book on the Korean war. Its about two soldiers, whose friendship shines throughout the book. To me it wasn't as good as some of the war books I've read. The most interesting part of the book came in the epilogue, where one of the authors explained how the book came about. That was fascinating reading.
Kathy
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
It took me a little bit to get into it, but it was worth it once I got hooked because I grew to love Billy and Dewey. I appreciate the men and women of our Armed Forces so much more. They sacrifice so much during and after their time in battle.
The ending was a little abrupt, but not enough to stop anyone from reading it.
Juli
Nov 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was never much for war novels, but I was really captivated by this one. Very well written - really draws you in and makes you feel like you are experiencing the war firsthand, through the eyes of young Billy - forced to grow up far before his time
Scott
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I read this book that I found in the library when I was in 4th grade. It actually made me cry, in fact, it was the first book to ever make me feel so distraught. Read this in and Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo in tandem.
Martin Mcananey
Sep 03, 2010 rated it liked it
One of the earlier books I've read, although only based on a true story still an inspiring read
J.W. Murison
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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One of the best war stories i have ever read in my life, even 30 years after i read it i can still remember the book and its name
George Hamlin
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book was excellent, true to the soldiers in Korea. It is a great read. The way the book was written in prison by Billy Dickson and John McAleer was very interesting. Great account
colleen
Dec 24, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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