About Face: Odyssey of an American Warrior

David H. Hackworth, Julie Sherman
From Library Journal: Authentic combat leaders--the real warriors--are apt to be professional misfits, especially off the battlefield. In this book America's most decorated living soldier tells his life story in formidable detail with outstanding battlefield realism. Colonel Hackworth left the Army and went into exile over the conduct of the Vietnam War. Like all good autobiographies, his often tells more than he intended. This is as earnest and self-revealing as Anthony B. Herbert's Herbert: The Making of a Soldier (LJ 9/1/82), but less laconic. A rousing good book which will be useful to military professionals as well. Military Book Club main selection. - Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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