SOG Chronicles: Volume One Paperback – October 16, 2017
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- Publisher : SOG Publishing (October 16, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 210 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0983256780
- ISBN-13 : 978-0983256786
- Item Weight : 13.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.48 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #50,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In fact, and to point out just one, I stopped counting after the tenth time, no exaggeration required (see other reviews), that Operation Tailwind was described, and redescribed, as a ‘mission deep into Laos to take the pressure off the CIA’s Operation Gauntlet in the Bolovens Plateau further west in southern Laos...’ or any of the other multiple variations of this same information.
Stated once, it’s providing me information. Awesome. Stated twice, it’s a reinforcement of this central fact - ok, got it. Over ten times throughout the first half of the book, which is solely focused on Tailwind? That’s simply filler, which would have my 7th grade English teacher sending me back my paper for serious revisions, let alone what I would hope would be the critical eye of an editor.
Juxtapose this with John L. Plaster’s meticulously researched and exceptionally well-written book ‘SOG.’
Some reviewers have criticized Meyer for including the CNN portion or for poor editing. I agree that every author (including me) benefits from good editing, "Chronicles" is not as bad as one reviewer commented. Certainly the content was important enough to read through small glitches.
This book belongs in every library on contemporary military history particularly for those interested in Studies and Observation Group and Vietnam.
Get a copy, you'll enjoy the drama and appreciate the bravery and audacity of the men who carried it out splendidly.
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Highly recommend this book to anything with a interest of the secret side of the Vietnam war.