I found this book fantastic. I have read well over fifty Vietnam war books and I found this one of the best. It is written from the perspective off an officer, because guess what, he was one. However, this officer was obviously in combat and not in a staff officer role. His observations were excellent and this is not a gung ho and 'i'm so tuff book'. The author shows that he is a human being and is sensative as such. This book is well worth a read and I adivise anyone interested in this era to try it, you will not be disapointed. This book explains a lot about a very secret war and how it was fought. Well done Mr Nicolson, you should be very proud of yourself. Not only of the service you provided your country, but for a well written and well thought out book.