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Ballad of the Green Beret de Marc Leepson

La vie et les guerres (Vietnam) du Sergent Barry Sadler, membre de l'unité d'élite Les Bérets verts,
ainsi qu'auteur, acteur et chanteurBarry Allen Sadler est l'interprète du classique américain: 'Ballad of the Green Beret'. Marc Leepson, journaliste américain, historien, auteur et ex-militaire, nous présente avec fierté la première biographie du Sgt Barry Sadler Les critiques sont unanimes, une biographie complète, des recherches fastidieuses, et enfin un livre qui rendra justice à la grandeur de cet homme...
 Communiqué de presse original (anglais)

Ballad of the Green BeretThe Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler: From the Vietnam War and Pop Stardom to Murder and an Unsolved Violent Death
Early Praise...
"Marc Leepson does full justice to this bizarre and riveting tale." —  Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, author of Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present Day
"This book, like Sadler's life, is never boring, a volatile yarn about fame, fortune, comedy, and as such tales often go, tragedy. The meteoric rise and self-destructive fall of a momentary American icon." — Patrick Sheane Duncan, screenwriter and producer of Mr. Holland's Opus and the HBO miniseries Vietnam War Story
"This is much more than an engrossing biography. It's a cautionary tale for generations that raise pop culture figures to iconic status."— Dale Dye, Captain, US Marine Corps (Ret), author, actor, and military advisor

"This is a timely book that all my fellow Vietnam veterans, as well as any American fascinated by the tumultuous Sixties, will find captivating." — Richard K. Kolb, publisher and editor-in-chief (1989-2016) of VFW magazine
Stackpole Books is proud to announce the May 2017 release of Ballad of the Green Beret
 (978-0811717496, Hardcover, $29.95) by Marc Leepson- a revealing biography recounting the rough-and-tumble life of Special Forces vet and American pop culture phenomenon Barry Sadler.

In 1966, the top Billboard Hot 100 single wasn't The Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" or the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine"--it was "The Ballad of the Green Berets," a hyper-patriotic tribute to the men of the Special Forces by Vietnam veteran, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler. But Sadler's clean-cut, all-American image hid a darker side, a Hunter Thompson-esque life of booze, girls, and guns. Unable to score another hit song, he wrote a string of popular pulp fiction paperbacks that made "Rambo look like a stroll through Disneyland." He killed a lover's ex-boyfriend in Tennessee. Settling in Central America, Sadler ran guns, allegedly trained guerrillas, provided medical care to residents, and caroused at his villa. In 1988 he was shot in the head in Guatemala and died a year later. 

Leepson reveals the sensational details of Sadler's life vividly but soberly, setting his meteoric rise and tragic fall against the big picture of American society and culture during and after the Vietnam War.
Journalist and historian Journalist and historian Marc Leepson is the author of nine books, including What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, a Life; Saving Monticello; and Lafayette: Idealist General. A former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly, his work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including Smithsonian, Military History, and Civil War Times, the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He has appeared on The Today ShowCBS This Morning, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, The History Channel, BBC and NPR, is a contributor to the Encyclopedia Britannica, and edited the Webster's New World Dictionary of the Vietnam War. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1967-68, and is Arts Editor, Senior Writer and columnist for The VVA Veteran, the magazine published by Vietnam Veterans of America. He taught U.S. history at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton, Virginia, from 2008-2015, and lives in northern Virginia. His website is
Ballad of the Green Beret: The Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and Pop Stardom to Murder and an Unsolved, Violent Death
Pages: 320 •  978-0811717496• Hardcover • May 2017 • $29.95
Distributed to the trade by National Book Network: 800-462-6420
For media inquiries: Jessica Kastner, media engagement, 203-458-4511 or
Marc Leepson
Middleburg, Virginia USA

2 commentaires:

Marc Leepson a dit...

Merci, Andre!

André Rocheleau a dit...

C'est un immense plaisir Marc....soyez bienvenu!!