Join Uptime to get the key ideas from

BOOK HACK

The Greatest Beer Run Ever Summary

John "Chick" Donohue

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

by John "Chick" Donohue

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

John "Chick" Donohue

Clock Icon5 min
Insight Icon3 key insights
Audio IconVisual, audio & text

John 'Chick' Donohue tells the story of his harebrained adventure to deliver beer to his friends on the frontline of the Vietnam War.

Get the app now

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

by John "Chick" Donohue

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

John "Chick" Donohue

Overview

In 1968, public opinion in the U.S. was becoming increasingly divided over the Vietnam War. As the war raged on, this anti-war sentiment was channeled towards the behavior of American GIs stationed in Vietnam.

To Marine Corps veteran John 'Chick' Donohue, the soldiers of the U.S. army were being unfairly criticized. Chick wanted to support the soldiers, and after a night of drunken scheming, he set out for the front line of the Vietnam War. His mission: to deliver beer to his friends in the army.

In The Greatest Beer Run Ever, Chick tells the story of his bizarre personal odyssey, spawned out of friendship and a sense of duty. With the help of co-author and journalist J. T. Molloy, Chick recounts a beer run from New York to the very heart of war-torn Vietnam in this story of friendship, danger, and the harsh realities of the Vietnam War.

Download the Uptime app to

Audio iconRead or listen, with different modes
Adjust speed iconAdjust audio speed in the app
Bookmark iconBookmark to save titles for later
Share iconShare your favourite Hacks
Download

Download Uptime to get the key insights and actions from The Greatest Beer Run Ever

Get the app now

Favorite Quote

"If there is one thing that I learned as a result of my Vietnam experience is that government—all governments for that matter—are not to be trusted."

John 'Chick' Donohue

You may also like

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
I Have Something to Tell You
Chasten Buttigieg
The Living Picture Craze: An Introduction to Victorian Film
The British Film Institute
Archaeology: from Dig to Lab and Beyond
University of Reading
Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell, and the Palace
Nigel Cawthorne
The New Breed
Kate Darling
Fantastic Festivals of the World: Lunar New Year
Jeff Gentes, Sigal Bujman
Being the Queen
Tom Jennings
The Queen's Marriage
Lady Colin Campbell
You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
Amber Ruffin, Lacey Lamar
Unreconciled
Jesse Wente
Afropean
Johny Pitts
Angry Inuk
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
You're Wrong About: Reconstruction
You're Wrong About, Jamelle Bouie, Sarah Marshall
Invisible China
Scott Rozelle, Natalie Hell
The End of the End of History
Alex Hochuli, George Hoare, Philip Cunliffe
Maybe I Don't Belong Here
David Harewood
Madhouse at the End of the Earth
Julian Sancton
Beautiful Country
Qian Julie Wang
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
Marilyn Agrelo
Roadrunner
Morgan Neville
Dave Grohl: Not Knowing What Comes Next
Happy Place, Dave Grohl, Fearne Cotton
Winter on Fire
Evgeny Afineevsky
Killing Crazy Horse
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
Lisa Bryant

View the full hack with *uptime

App store iconGoogle play store icon

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

John "Chick" Donohue

If you buy this book we may receive a small commission for this purchase.

Buy this book on Amazon
© 2022 Uptime App LtdWe will receive a small commission from all purchases on Amazon