Doug Stanton

On January 31, 1968, as many as 100,000 North Vietnamese soldiers attacked 36 cities throughout South Vietnam in an attack known as the Tet Offensive.

This attack was a turning point in the-long war that led to, among other things, LBJ’s decision not to run for re-election. It was a national watershed moment, but for 19-year-old Stan Parker and the young men of the US Army’s recon platoon, Echo Company of the 101st Airborne Division, the attack was the start of a brutal fight for survival.

As we near the 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive, The Odessey of Echo Company offers a breathtaking portrait of war, homecoming, and a search for peace.

More than 10 years in the making, and based on hours of interviews with soldiers, detailed letters written to and from Echo Company, Pentagon after-action reports, photographs and video footage, The Odyssey of Echo Company: The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle of Echo Company to Survive the Vietnam War — by New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton, offers the untold and remarkable story of a platoon of American soldiers and their heroic efforts to survive the Vietnam War.

The Odyssey of Echo Company‘s release on Sept. 19th coincides with the launch of the highly-anticipated 18-hour Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War, ensuring Vietnam as a topic of national discussion.

Warner Brothers and Jerry Bruckheimer have turned Stanton’s bestseller Horse Soldiers into a major motion picture starring Michael Shannon and Chris Hemsworth, releasing January 2018.

ALSO… the famous USS Indianapolis was only recently discovered, and Doug Stanton wrote the NYTimes bestseller In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors.

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