This book is the one that perhaps began the increased interest in sniping by the general public way back in the 1980s, it did for me. The book is about the legendary sniper Carlos Hathcock and covers his exploits during the Vietnam war. There is also some insight into his childhood and pre-war days as well as post war experiences. Back when this book was written the acceptance of sniping as a general form of warfare was still questionable and the book was tamed down some as a result. There are creative liberties taken when writing about the enemy and things they “may” have said, which the author is forthright about in the forward. The book is great reading, and it makes you appreciate just exactly how much Gunny Hathcock did during his tours in Vietnam. This book is highly recommended.