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I read this book both as a paperback and an eBook (on two different eBook gadgets).
West's sole purpose is to demonstrate how the combined force of Marines and PFs were able to achieve success against the numerically superior Communists.
I think if a great soldier/author like James Webb, Tim O'Brien or Charles Anderson had written this story it would have been an incredibly powerful book.
A good book; easy to read and written well. I'm not much into history but I am enjoying this book.Published 4 days ago by BusyMomofOne
It is an interesting book but could have been written better. I never was able to get personally attached to the characters.Published 28 days ago by Gregory A. Land
I enjoyed the book immensely and also enjoyed the one the author wrote about Afghanistan. Although I spent a tour in Vietnam I wasn't in the field so this book was interesting in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ptty97
If you've read a lot of 1st had accounts of the Vietnam war, this is a refreshing look. The story is detailed and covers a little publicized part of the war. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mike Mabbitt
This book is full of stories from Vietnam. The men in here were in C.A.P. Units, like my husband was. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Hart
I am some what biased as a student of the Vietnam War, but if you're interested in the subject, this is one of the most interesting reads you will find.Published 6 months ago by alec presley
This book tells a story about a part of the war overlooked in most accounts. It is well told, and reads more like a war thriller than nonfiction.Published 7 months ago by Henry A. Mangels
Well written, easy read, entertaining, informative, providing a very good idea of what it was like to serve in Combined Action Platoon ad living with Vietnamese village people. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Chuck Cameron
Want to learn about counterinsurgency operations? Pick this up and read this right now. Told as a story without being inundated with "lessons learned," this book simply... Read morePublished 8 months ago by TravelReader