Sobering, awe-inspiring, and humbling...
The truth. It's refreshing to read accounts that are largely straightforward accounts of the situations and the people who experienced them.
The topic is too much to sit and listen to in one sitting. It's obviously not a novel... One can take only so much heart-wrenching details and accounts in "one sitting".
The topic and reality of what this book covers is sobering. My respect for both our country and her military defenders increased substantially, thanks to this superb and honest book. It shows our country's imperfections (especially those of her leaders), yet clearly shows as well the deep, abiding foundation of patriotism and service in a great many of her citizens.
Amazing, true account.
Impossible with over 27 hours of material and human inability to focus for that long; however, I WOULD'VE IF I COULD'VE. Amazing book and both as read and put together, it brought to life someone I always viewed as an "enemy". I never knew much of this man but my curiosity was piqued as I read some of his story in Doris Kearns' book about Lincoln and his political acumen and pioneerism (hiring and working with his most bitter political enemies, etc.).
Great book about an awesome, inspiring, and noteworthy AMERICAN hero. Anyone who says this man was not one of our heroes is someone jaded and biased in their own narrow-mindedness and prejudice. Men like Jackson must be viewed according to their own time, culture, and what was the norm of that time. With this perspective, he was a hero and thanks to this book and all the work that went into it, NOW I KNOW. Thank you.
Being in the Air National Guard myself, yet not a flyer, I appreciated the great attention to detail and depth of experience this man has had, faithfully serving our country. His experiences and almost surreal placement in key Air Force battles was shocking to me. To read about history and then hear someone's account of actually having been there...
There were several that would qualify. It was overall an amazing memoir.
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