I just found this very detailled review of my book online, with many photos of the book included: http://www.amps-armor.org/SiteReviews/S ... =&p=1&s=-4
The conclusion of the reviewer:
This was a long slog, but worth every step -- I have been personally and professionally rewarded by the journey.
Pros: The organization of the book is excellent as is the readability. The writing is excellent, very fluid yet very economical. The editing is excellent - I found 2 errors, "excepted" instead of "accepted" and "Chapter 3" instead of "Chapter 13", in over 500 pages - I mention these only to show the high quality. It's a big book and no one appears to have cut any corners in the publication chain which made reading a pleasure not a chore. Quality-wise it is worth every penny.
Cons: I raise two items more as suggestions, perhaps only for prospective readers, than negatives. As noted in my review, it's an area and action that not many are familiar with, even ignored or minimally addressed by some of the histories. I certainly am "geographically challenged" about the area other than what I might see on the Tour de France broadcast every year. The author provides the briefest of introductions to the "big picture" and that somewhat piece-meal. There are maps in the end-covers and at some chapter/section headings but they are more artistic than useful. Neither of these are show-stoppers.
At the end I went back to the Foreword and the Introduction and can only say that the author has done what he set out to do. I was not at all familiar with this piece of DRAGOON, indeed References 1-3 barely mention it, but now I know much more. More importantly, page after page, I began appreciating the "memory book" aspect of it. As I looked at the photo and story selection, at some point the phrase, not the book/movie, "we were soldiers once and young" came to mind and to dominate my thoughts.
Highly Recommended if you have any interest in DRAGOON, airborne operations, a country under occupation, or in historical method and study.