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3.5 Stars for me
on August 15, 2013
As much as I respect the books about Vietnam, and the authors that wrote these books, there is definitely a hierarchy to be noticed. I went for a couple of months, and bought all the $7.99+ books I could find in Amazon. I realized that these books offered a lot of bang for the buck (no pun intended). I read powerhouses like "The Cat from Hue", that basically blew me away with how many pages it was, and how incredibly good of a read it was. Dispatches, Chickenhawk by Robert Mason, and so many others, I do not think I can take the time to recollect, or even remember. Needless to say, without any disrespect intended, some are better than others. Better story line, better dialogue, something about the great ones that one knows they are in for a powerful read.
Acceptable Loss: An Infantry Soldier's Perspective was a decent book. For some reason the author did not win me over. At times he sounded way too sure of himself, and after reading how many different kind of stars he won, Purple Heart here, Silver Star, Bronze Star, it started sounding like this guy was like GI Joe, or something. Medals galore, that is for sure, and there is nothing wrong with that, there is no way I am going to suggest that the bravery, courage, etc. were not present in order to receive such serious and distinguished commendations, because I have no reason to doubt it.
The book is an average read as far as entertainment value is concerned. There is only so much I wanted to read after a while, and probably pages were skipped. 3.5 Stars.