It's a "must read" for every professional military leader and student of the art of war.
Their experiences in the muddle of Vietnam and the lessons they extracted colored every decision and every reform they sought in their service.
From the prologue to the epilogue, and everything in between, this book is fantastic reading.
This book is, in part, the story of how a generation of political and military leaders were forged in the quagmire of Vietnam. Read morePublished 5 months ago by R. Griswold
I'm writing this review nearly 20 years after this book was first published. It is incisive, caustic and uplifting, depending on which chapter one's reading, mood at the time and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charles A. Krohn
One of the best treatments of the ground war in Nam, in my opinion. If you've read Halberstam's, Caputo's, O'Brien's Vietnam books, you'll appreciate Prodigal Soldiers. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Karen Zerr
My military career has paralleled those officers discussed in this factual book. From the early days of Viet Nam to Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm, I served in the US Army... Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by Miller L. Love