Not the whole story Oct 11, 2007
This is a really good book for a lot of information prior to about 1966, after that he seems to omit or gloss over, later developments.
General Abrams is not even listed as a 'Principal Character', his tenure is only dealt with in a small proportion of the book. I like Lewis Sorley's 'A better War' for this.
Likewise, the contribution made by non american forces is barely touched on. Being an Australian, I always look at how broad the coverage is. I particularly look to see if Australia is credited with the Long Tan victory on 18 Aug 1966, a victory which while not of the same scale as Ia Drang, is very similar and earned a presidential unit citation.
The South Koreans and Thais provided significant contribution in excess of Australia's efforts and this is rarely even mentioned.
What this book covers I find very good, especially the way it helps understand the French debacle, which while well documented by Bernard Fall, I found Fall's account somewhat disjointed (Street without joy).
This book is based on a TV series and so may have suffered somewhat in its depth because of this.
The bottom line is, however, I liked it.