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objective, gripping and readable
on 8 July 2007
I bought this book after hearing a discussion of it on BBC Radio5, where listeners discuss their favourite books. I was not disappointed. It is an interesting and little known area of the Vietnam conflict. I was born in 1958 and so i can remember from about 10 years old and into my early teens, the nightly BBC news items on the "progress" of the Vietnam conflict, and documentaries such as "World in Action" and "Panorama". This book paints a complementary perspective of some of the events and the circumstance of the conflict. It neither glorifies nor glamourises the war or the men involved, but it does present an very readable understanding of the hardships endured and courage displayed on both sides. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting to read a little more about the Vietnam War, or about the human spirit in times of conflict.