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The Long Gray Line (Digital Audiobook)

The American Journey of West Point's Class of 1966

By Rick Atkinson, Adam Barr (Narrator), Rick Atkinson (Narrator)

Publication Date: May 3, 2021

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/27/2009)
Hardcover (5/28/2013)
Paperback (1/1/1999)


"A story of epic proportions [and] an awesome feat of biographical reconstruction."—The Boston Globe

**This program includes an original foreword, read by Rick Atkinson, and exclusive to the audiobook, as well as a bonus conversation between the author and Ty Seidule**

For more on Rick Atkinson's research and writing, please visit

A classic of its kind, The Long Gray Line is the twenty-five-year saga of the West Point class of 1966. With a novelist's eye for detail, Rick Atkinson illuminates this powerful story through the lives of three classmates and the women they loved—from the boisterous cadet years, to the fires of Vietnam, to the hard peace and internal struggles that followed the war.

The rich cast of characters also includes Douglas MacArthur, William C. Westmoreland, and a score of other memorable figures. The class of 1966 straddled a fault line in American history, and Atkinson's masterly book speaks for a generation of American men and women about innocence, patriotism, and the price we pay for our dreams.

A Macmillan Audio production from Henry Holt and Company

About the Author

Rick Atkinson is the bestselling author of The Guns at Last Light, An Army at Dawn (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History), The Day Of Battle, In the Company of Soldiers and Crusade. His many other awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism, the George Polk Award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. A former staff writer and senior editor at The Washington Post, he lives in Washington, D.C.