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Good, But Not the Best
on 26 November 1998
I enjoyed reading this book -- it is a quick, easy page turner. However, I recently read Henderson's book about Carlos Hathcock and came away with a few comparative impressions. First, Henderson's book seems more credible. Second, Henderson's book focuses more on the actual engagement / kills by Hathcock, whereas this book spends more time on Joe's general experiences as a Marine in training and then in Vietnam. Both men, however, are certainly heroes, in my opinion.
If you want an easy read, this is the book for you, but if you want a better idea of what being a sniper during the Vietnam era was really all about, I recommend Henderson's book Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills.