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"A superbly honest, readable work that goes beyond journalism to become good literature."

-- "Peter Braestrup, author of Tet"

"A vivid and unbiased portrait of one Vietnamese hamlet in the grip of war...Exceptional insight...West has told this story with honesty and without embroidery, while bringing out its inherent human drama."

-- "New York Times"

"Peter Berkrot's strong baritone reads this work with great confidence. He is steady and projects effortlessness in relating the tales of the deadly cat-and-mouse game the marines and the villagers played with the VC."

-- "Library Journal"

"Pure Hemingway in the best sense of that characterization...West brilliantly portrays the drama of a war few Americans have known."

-- "Pacific Affairs"

"This is the way Vietnam should have been fought--by tough volunteers who lived alongside the Vietnamese...It will take the sternest ideologue to remain unmoved by West's perceptive and human treatment of the men who fought it...It's an account of brave men at war in a far country, honestly told."

-- "Washington Post"

A minor classic about war.-- "The Washington Post"

About the Author

Bing West, a Marine combat infantryman, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former assistant secretary of defense. His bestselling books have won many awards.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08XL9QWQ8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tantor and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (March 1, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Audio CD ‏ : ‎ 1 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8200092338
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.3 x 7.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 242 ratings

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