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4.1  ·  Rating Details ·  69 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
From the cover: "The horrifying and true story of Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Herbert, a model fighting man who had enough guts to become the most decorated enlisted man of the Korean War -- and enough humanity to attack the entire U.S. Army in Vietnam."
Hardcover, 498 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston
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John
Aug 06, 2008 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Viet Nam War historians
Recommended to John by: University of Michigan
LTC Herbert was a natural leader of men and excellent soldier (most highly decorated soldier of the Korean War and The Real Deal in Viet Nam as well) who was forced out of the Army in a bitter dispute over his allegations that superiors ignored atrocities at a time when the Army brass was trying to put My Lai behind them.

He wrote this book to air his grievances against the Army for forcing him to retire while the Viet Nam War was still going strong, and, I suppose, to cash in on his reputation
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James
Feb 21, 2008 James rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults interested in military history
Anthony Herbert tells his story in a straightforward and transparent way, and it is compelling reading. Like another soldier whose story resembles his, David Hackworth, Herbert came from a blue-collar background where the military was held in great esteem, joined the Army as a teenager, sought out and excelled at the most difficult duties as an elite soldier, rose to the rank of colonel, and ultimately retired filled with despair at the growing bureaucratization and willfully ignorant leadership ...more
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Jun 17, 2016 Patrick rated it really liked it
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Although it is written from the authors perspective. It is believable just how much the army did during Vietnam. I understand their willingness to cover their ass. Yet, in doing so it's interesting how they ended up causing themselves more issues, and losing many American peoples trust.
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Interesting account of one officers' struggle with the military system after telling the truth about Vietnam war atrocities.
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