"an important contribution to our understanding of the Vietnam War and the social history of the U.S. military."
--The Journal of Military History
"A compelling piece that is hard to put down."
--Politics, Social Movements, and The State
"An outstanding addition to the history of not only the United States, but also of African Americans, the Vietnam War, and military history as well."
--The Southern Historian
"Well-researched, carefully documented, convincingly argued, and cogently written. It is a 'must read' for understanding the experience of American combat soldiers in Vietnam, as well as the influence of the black power movement during the Vietnam era."