Buck Compton's story offers a glimpse into the life of a successful man. My only disappointment is that the section of the book describing his activities during World War II is short. His modesty or memory limited the discussion of his own activities, and one must read other volumes by his fellow 101st AB soldiers (eg Winters, Guarnere) and other historians (eg Ambrose)to get a more full account. Otherwise it's an interesting book about a man who found success after the war, and not all vet's did. Compton's later experiences in the judicial and political world are fascinating.