"A major work of U.S. military history." "One of the most illuminating military books in recent years." "Recommended without reservation." "A great and much-needed book...exciting, hard-hitting, and on target." "The best and most accurate history yet written on the rebuilding of American military forces...keenly perceptive, well researched, beautifully written." "Rebuilding the U.S. Army after the Vietnam debacle was an extraordinary achievement. James Kitfield's account of the feat is vivid, compassionate, and, above all, readable."