"Written as a Memoir of adolescence an adulthood, as it's written Herbert's work tell the story of a group of young men who bond together in an "us against the "world" friendship. Laughing together, fighting together, getting into trouble together, they come to moments of decision about the Vietnam war- and go." The plot moves at a rapid pace, and the characters are swiftly drawn. "Using the interesting device of letters to and from home, the Authors draws on all the nuances of pathos in that war- and it is in this section and it's aftermath that the novel reaches it's peak of raw power! This description is actually the review from the American Literary Press, Authors notes: This book was 15 years in the making and I want to Thank any and everyone responsible for the completion of this book.