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Published: 2009/08/11
Channel: Robin Moore
Get Dirty
Get Dirty
Published: 2010/07/17
Channel: Robin Moore
ROBIN MOORE FUNERAL: MILITARY HONORS
ROBIN MOORE FUNERAL: MILITARY HONORS
Published: 2008/03/02
Channel: newsbrother
Robin Moore, IUCN/ASG talks about LAI
Robin Moore, IUCN/ASG talks about LAI
Published: 2011/02/11
Channel: frogindiadotorg
Robyn Moore - Simply Extraordinary
Robyn Moore - Simply Extraordinary
Published: 2008/03/28
Channel: steptothefuture
Robin Moore, M.A. on the Power of the Spoken Word
Robin Moore, M.A. on the Power of the Spoken Word
Published: 2011/02/04
Channel: The Graduate Institute
Robin Moore Full Presentation
Robin Moore Full Presentation
Published: 2013/07/03
Channel: UAB Digital Media
01/06/66 Interview with Robin Moore, author of the bestseller The Green Beret
01/06/66 Interview with Robin Moore, author of the bestseller The Green Beret
Published: 2016/10/09
Channel: nutty.archives
Francuski łącznik Robin Moore  Audiobook Pl
Francuski łącznik Robin Moore Audiobook Pl
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: Black Angel
Robin Moore - Le Velo [русский перевод]
Robin Moore - Le Velo [русский перевод]
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: Krenson
Oundle Pilgrimage 2015 - with Robin Moore
Oundle Pilgrimage 2015 - with Robin Moore
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: Robin Moore
Review Sources with Guest Dr. Robin Moore
Review Sources with Guest Dr. Robin Moore
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: Professors Providing Professional Development
Robin Moore & Equilibrium
Robin Moore & Equilibrium
Published: 2015/09/22
Channel: World Equestrian Brands
Robin Moore "Stay with me"
Robin Moore "Stay with me"
Published: 2014/09/23
Channel: magiccubearchiv
Dr. Robin Moore
Dr. Robin Moore
Published: 2010/10/29
Channel: NJFEA
Dr. Becker Interviews Robin Moore About Metabolomics
Dr. Becker Interviews Robin Moore About Metabolomics
Published: 2017/11/02
Channel: MercolaHealthyPets
Robin Moore Aussie Trek on Sky News
Robin Moore Aussie Trek on Sky News
Published: 2011/02/09
Channel: ricko2112
Robin Moore Glass Marble no.2
Robin Moore Glass Marble no.2
Published: 2012/04/27
Channel: bohemianshop
Jessica Robin Moore Live Stream 19 th nov. 2017
Jessica Robin Moore Live Stream 19 th nov. 2017
Published: 2017/11/18
Channel: Jelibon Tv
2015 PCS Amateur Pole Championship - Robin Moore
2015 PCS Amateur Pole Championship - Robin Moore
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: PCS Championship
Robin Moore Glass Marble no.1
Robin Moore Glass Marble no.1
Published: 2012/04/27
Channel: bohemianshop
New Robin Moore Marbles 2012
New Robin Moore Marbles 2012
Published: 2012/06/09
Channel: Robin Moore
DCC Students Enjoy Visit with Robin Moore - Storyteller
DCC Students Enjoy Visit with Robin Moore - Storyteller
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: DuBois Central Catholic
Robin Moore class of 2012
Robin Moore class of 2012
Published: 2011/03/15
Channel: moorerobin2006
All i ask Adele-cover by Coco Robin Moore
All i ask Adele-cover by Coco Robin Moore
Published: 2016/10/05
Channel: Royston Derrick
Robin Moore & Amerigo Saddle Fitting - Part 2/2
Robin Moore & Amerigo Saddle Fitting - Part 2/2
Published: 2015/09/22
Channel: World Equestrian Brands
Robin Moore - Camino de Santiago - Geneva to Arles Spring 2014
Robin Moore - Camino de Santiago - Geneva to Arles Spring 2014
Published: 2014/04/29
Channel: Robin Moore
Praying kesha- cover by coco robin moore
Praying kesha- cover by coco robin moore
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Royston Derrick
Robin Moore Presents Visionary Marketing Group /// JV PROPOSAL 2017
Robin Moore Presents Visionary Marketing Group /// JV PROPOSAL 2017
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: Visionary Marketing Group
Cajun Rick/ Robin Moore marble collaboration June 2012
Cajun Rick/ Robin Moore marble collaboration June 2012
Published: 2012/06/15
Channel: Robin Moore
Robin moore Linden Tree Final
Robin moore Linden Tree Final
Published: 2013/03/20
Channel: Visual Arts and Media Haywards Heath
Robin moore Senior highlights
Robin moore Senior highlights
Published: 2012/08/11
Channel: moorerobin2006
Robin Moore with Jun Whang - Cambridge Skate Fest 2016 Promo
Robin Moore with Jun Whang - Cambridge Skate Fest 2016 Promo
Published: 2016/09/07
Channel: RlizM
John Bridges/ Robin Moore Collaboration
John Bridges/ Robin Moore Collaboration
Published: 2012/06/15
Channel: Robin Moore
interviewing Robin Moore
interviewing Robin Moore
Published: 2015/12/12
Channel: Kyle Baird
Robin Moore – Stay With Me(Т)
Robin Moore – Stay With Me(Т)
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: Tig Rar
Blank space cover-coco robin moore
Blank space cover-coco robin moore
Published: 2015/01/16
Channel: Royston Derrick
Robin Moore Band Geronimo on Pam Rossi Show
Robin Moore Band Geronimo on Pam Rossi Show
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: Robin Moore
Jesus take the wheel live cover-coco robin moore
Jesus take the wheel live cover-coco robin moore
Published: 2015/03/19
Channel: Royston Derrick
brooklyn baby cover-coco robin moore
brooklyn baby cover-coco robin moore
Published: 2014/08/01
Channel: Royston Derrick
Hazel E & Jessica Robin Moore Deleted Instagram Posts argument
Hazel E & Jessica Robin Moore Deleted Instagram Posts argument
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: 24 Hour All News
Im not the only one cover-Coco robin Moore
Im not the only one cover-Coco robin Moore
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: Royston Derrick
Jennifer Robin Moore  - Educator of the Week, Oct. 29, 2013
Jennifer Robin Moore - Educator of the Week, Oct. 29, 2013
Published: 2014/01/07
Channel: WTVC NewsChannel 9
I wanna hold your hand cover-by coco robin moore
I wanna hold your hand cover-by coco robin moore
Published: 2017/11/05
Channel: Royston Derrick
Never let me go cover- Coco Robin Moore
Never let me go cover- Coco Robin Moore
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: Royston Derrick
Francuski łącznik - Robin Moore - przyspieszony audiobook PL
Francuski łącznik - Robin Moore - przyspieszony audiobook PL
Published: 2017/10/02
Channel: przyspieszony audiobook PL
Robin Moore Visits Twin Spring Farm Day School
Robin Moore Visits Twin Spring Farm Day School
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: TSFComputerLab
Act 1 Scene 3 Modern Version -Robin Moore
Act 1 Scene 3 Modern Version -Robin Moore
Published: 2015/05/08
Channel: Inverted Oreo
Glass Marble by Robin Moore (47mm, 631 Colorful Dots)
Glass Marble by Robin Moore (47mm, 631 Colorful Dots)
Published: 2013/04/01
Channel: Glass Soup
Robin Moore/Cajun collab
Robin Moore/Cajun collab
Published: 2012/05/17
Channel: Rick
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Robin Moore
Born Robert Lowell Moore, Jr.
October 31, 1925
Boston, Massachusetts
Died February 21, 2008(2008-02-21) (aged 82)
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard College (1949)
Genre Fiction and non-fiction
Subject Military, war

Robert Lowell "Robin" Moore, Jr. (October 31, 1925 – February 21, 2008) was an American writer most known for his books The Green Berets, The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy and, with Xaviera Hollander and Yvonne Dunleavy, The Happy Hooker: My Own Story.

Moore also co-authored the lyrics for the "Ballad of the Green Berets", which was one of the major hit songs of 1966. The song was also featured in the 1968 film The Green Berets, based on Moore's book which starred John Wayne. A new edition of The Green Berets was published in April 2007 and his last book, Wars of the Green Berets, co-authored with Col. Mike 'Doc' Lennon, was released in June 2007.

At the time of his death, Moore was residing in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (home to Fort Campbell and the 5th Special Forces Group) where he was working on his memoirs as well as three other books.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Boston, Moore was raised in Concord, Massachusetts, where he attended Middlesex School. He also attended Belmont Hill School.

During World War II he served as a nose gunner in the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying combat missions in the European Theater. For his service, he was awarded the Air Medal. Moore graduated from Harvard College in 1949, and one of his first jobs was working in television production and then at the Sheraton Hotel Company co-founded by his father, Robert Lowell Moore. While working in the hotel business in the Caribbean, he recorded the early days of Fidel Castro in the non-fiction book The Devil To Pay.

Training with Special Forces[edit]

Thanks to connections with Harvard classmate Robert F. Kennedy, Moore was allowed access to the U.S. Army Special Forces to write about this elite unit of the United States Army. It was General William P. Yarborough who insisted that Moore go through special forces training in order to better understand "what makes Special Forces soldiers 'special'." He trained for nearly a year, first at "jump school" for airborne training before completing the Special Forces Qualification Course or "Q Course", becoming the first civilian to participate in such an intensive program. Afterwards, Moore was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group on deployment to Vietnam. His experiences in-country formed the basis for The Green Berets, a bestseller that helped secure him international acclaim (see United States Army Special Forces in popular culture).

Later writings[edit]

During the 1970s and 1980s Moore travelled widely, spending time in such places as Dubai, Iran, Rhodesia and Russia. Having gathered the information needed he wrote The Crippled Eagles (later published as The White Tribe) and The Moscow Connection. Due to political controversy, The Crippled Eagles was rejected by publishers and did not appear until the early 1990s. (Rumor has it that the printing was quietly but firmly discouraged by the U.S. State Department).[citation needed] He also wrote the non-fiction books Rhodesia and Major Mike (with U.S. Army Major Mike Williams).

Moore travelled to Uzbekistan in December 2001 to research the CIA-Northern Alliance war against the Taliban and al-Qaeda, publishing the account in the bestseller The Hunt for Bin Laden.

In 2003, continuing his interest in writing about the war on terror, Moore traveled to Iraq to research Operation Iraqi Freedom and the downfall of the Saddam Hussein regime for his book, Hunting Down Saddam. Before his death, he completed The Singleton: Target Cuba with Ret. USASF Major General Geoffrey Lambert, a novel about Fidel Castro and biological warfare.

Afghanistan and book controversy[edit]

Shortly after the publication of The Hunt for Bin Laden, controversy arose over the veracity of the book, particularly regarding the involvement of Jack Idema. Idema, who was one of Moore's major sources, provided what later proved to be fabricated accounts of his exploits. In order to portray himself as having a greater role in the operation, Idema apparently went as far as to rewrite much of Moore's and Chris Thompson's text prior to publication under the direct authorization of Random House editor Bob Loomis. Special Forces soldiers who were on the mission (including those whom Moore interviewed) disputed Idema's claims.[1]

With Idema thus discredited, Moore eventually disavowed The Hunt for Bin Laden and the book remains out of print.[2] Despite the unfortunate fate of the book, Moore continued to enjoy the respect of the Special Forces community.[3]

Other works[edit]

Film[edit]

The Green Berets is a 1968 film based on Moore's 1965 book.[4] Parts of the screenplay bear little relation to the novel, although the portion in which a woman seduces a Vietnamese communist leader and sets him up to be kidnapped by Americans is from the book. John Wayne requested and obtained full military co-operation and materiel from President Johnson. To please the Pentagon, who were attempting to prosecute Robin Moore for revealing classified information, Wayne bought Moore out for $35,000 and 5 percent of undefined profits of the film.[5]

Other[edit]

Honors[edit]

At the 2007 5th Special Forces Group reunion banquet Col. Chris Conner confirmed Moore as a lifelong member of 5th SFG. At the same banquet Moore was made a Kentucky colonel.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Robin Moore died in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on February 21, 2008 after a long illness. Eulogies were given by Rudi Gresham, General Victor Hugo, Major General Thomas R. Csrnko, Alexander N. Rossolimo and Moore's brother John. A Presidential citation was presented to Helen Moore by General Hugo. Full military honors were rendered immediately after the service.[6]

Major General Gary L. Harrell, deputy commanding general of the United States Special Operations Command, issued this statement in praise of Moore:

All Special Forces Soldiers, past and present, mourn the passing of Robin Moore; he was a valued and trusted member of the Special Operations family. Robin was a devoted advocate and a true Ambassador for the "Green Beret" and all they stand for.

His writings on Special Forces are textbooks for our modern Unconventional Warriors; they were both educational and inspirational and introduced the world to the "Green Berets." He will be missed.[7]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Devil To Pay (1961) (ISBN 1-879915-02-2)
  • The Green Berets (1965) (ISBN 0-312-98492-8)
  • Mafia Wife (with Barbara Fuca) (ISBN 0-02-586180-8)
  • Pitchman (1966)
  • The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy (1969) (ISBN 1-59228-044-7)
  • The Country Team (1970)
  • The Happy Hooker: My Own Story (with Xaviera Hollander) (1971) (ISBN 0-06-001416-4)
  • The Khaki Mafia (1971) (with June Collins)
  • Court Martial (1972) (with Henry Rothblatt)
  • The Fifth Estate (1973)
  • Adventures of a Treasure Hunter (1973) (with Howard Jennings)
  • The Family Man (1974) (with Milt Machlin)
  • The London Switch (1974) (with Al Dempsey)
  • The Italian Connection (1975) (with Al Dempsey)
  • The Set Up: The Shocking Aftermath To The French Connection (1975) (with Milt Machlin)
  • Hotel Tomayne (1976)
  • The Season (1976) (with Patricia Hornung)
  • Dubai (1976)
  • The Pearl Harbor Cover-Up (1976) (with Frank Schuler)
  • The Terminal Connection (1976)
  • The Kaufman Snatch (1976)
  • Valency Girl (1976) (with Susan Deitz)
  • Phase of Darkness (1976) (with Al Dempsey)
  • The Establishment (1976) (with Harold Shumate)
  • The Death Disciple (1977) (with Gerald G Griffin)
  • Our Missile's Missing (1977) (with Stan Gebler Davies)
  • Combat Pay (1977)
  • The Washington Connection (1977)
  • Rhodesia (1977) (ISBN 0-89516-005-6)
  • The Big Paddle (1978)
  • The Black Sea Caper (1978) (with Hugh McDonald)
  • Chinese Ultimatum (1978) (with Edward McGhee)
  • Caribbean Caper (1978)
  • Death Never Forgets (1978)
  • Diamond Spitfire (1978)
  • The Hillside Strangler (1978) (with Robin H. Neville)
  • Red Falcons (1978) (with Al Dempsey)
  • The Cobra Team (1978) (with Edward E Mayer)
  • The Last Coming (1978) (with Gerald G Griffin)
  • The Treasure Hunter (1979) (with Howard Jennings)
  • The New York Connection (1979)
  • Search and Destroy (1980) (ISBN 0-89516-048-X)
  • Only the Hyenas Laughed (1980) (with Neville H Romain)
  • The Gold Connection (1980) (with Julian Askin)
  • Compulsion (1981)
  • London Connection (1981) (with Al Dempsey)
  • Fast Shuffle (1981) (with Sidney Levine)
  • Black Sea Connection (1981) (with Hugh McDonald)
  • The Tales of Green Beret (1985)
  • Force Nine (1986)
  • The Man Who Made It Snow (1990) (with Richard Smitten and Max Mermelstein)
  • The White Tribe (1991) (with Barbara Fuca)
  • The Moscow Connection (1994)
  • The Sparrowhook Curse (1996)
  • Encounter on the Moon (1996)
  • Area 51 (1997)
  • Hercules: Hero of the Night Sky (1997)
  • The Accidental Pope (2000) (with Ray Flynn)
  • The Hunt for Bin Laden: Task Force Dagger (2003)
  • Hunting Down Saddam – The inside story of the search and capture (2004) (ISBN 0-312-32916-4)
  • React : CIA Black Ops (2004) (with Chuck Lightfoot)
  • The Singleton: Target Cuba (2004) (with Jeff Lambert)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pelton, Robert Young (2006). Licensed to Kill: Hired Guns in the War on Terror. Random House. p. 243. Though [the Special Forces soldiers] never met or talked to Idema, and despite the fact that almost ten members had carefully detailed their actions to Moore at K2, the first chapter puts forth an account of the team's infill into Afghanistan that the men tell me has been entirely fabricated. 
  2. ^ Blake, Mariah (January 2005). "Tin Soldier: An American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory". Columbia Journalism Review. Archived from the original on December 14, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-18. 
  3. ^ Ghianni, Tim (September 11, 2006). "Fighting soldiers, tender brothers". The Tennessean. We're the only ones who understand what we do," says Steve Stone, referring to "The Brotherhood" of Green Berets, whether fresh from Iraq or weathered by Vietnam, who converge here. He nods to Moore. "And that's our icon sitting right there. 
  4. ^ a b "Robin Moore on imdb.com". 
  5. ^ Moore, Robin Introduction to 1999 edition The Green Berets The Green Berets: The Amazing Story of the U.S. Army's Elite Special Forces Unit 2007 Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  6. ^ "Robin Moore, author of "The Green Berets," dies". Kentucky New Era. February 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-10. 
  7. ^ "Robin Moore, author of "The Green Berets," dies". Fayetteville Observer. February 22, 2008. Archived from the original on March 23, 2017. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 

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