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If Not Now, When?

Duty and Sacrifice in America's Time of Need

by Jack Jacobs Author · Douglas Century Author


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Army First Lieutenant Jack Jacobs was serving as an advisor to the South Vietnamese when he and his men came under devastating attack. Severely wounded, Jacobs took command and withdrew the unit, returning again and again to the site of the attack to rescue more men, saving the lives of a U.S. advisor and thirteen Allied soldiers. Colonel Jacobs received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. Here, with candor, humor, and quiet modesty, Jack Jacobs tells his stirring story of heroism, honor, and the personal code by which he has lived his life and expounds with blunt honesty and insight his views on our contemporary world and the nature and necessity of sacrifice.

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Jack Jacobs (Author)

Jack Jacobs retired from the military as a full colonel in 1987. Today, he is widely regarded as one of the world's most perceptive and outspoken military analysts. He lives in Millington, New Jersey.

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Emily Janice Card (Director)

Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie and Earphones Award winner Hu...

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Brian Williams (Author of introduction, etc.)

Brian Williams and Roderick Gordon are coauthors of the international bestseller Tunnels.

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Douglas Century (Author)

Douglas Century is the author of Barney Ross and Street Kingdom and the coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers Takedown and Under and Alone, as well as several highly acclaimed memoirs. He has written frequently for the New York Times, among m...

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Author :
Jack Jacobs
Director :
Emily Janice Card
Author of introduction, etc. :
Brian Williams
Narrator :
Stefan Rudnicki
Author :
Douglas Century
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