Jim Hooper has to be admired for his bravery, tenacity and desire to tell the truth. I am an ex South African, now US citizen, and spent time “on the border”. My curiosity of Koevoet was aroused due to their incredible effectiveness in COIN operations and friends who had flown missions in support of Koevoet.
The book, Koevoet, is an accurate and unbiased account what actually happened in COIN operations and the life of the operators. The author was granted full access to the Koevoet teams and basically became one with the unit when he embedded for an extended period of time. Jim has a wonderful style of writing and the book is so easy to read and difficult to put down.
This is a must read for anyone who has an interest in trying to understand the dynamics of the “Border War” and the socio-political influence of communism on the world. After reading Koevoet I immediately procured a copy of Blood Song and Black Vortex has been ordered.
What an awesome book. I have read it twice. Both made me laugh and sad both times. The book is fantastically written from an observer's point of view, not finding what he was expecting. He did what he was asked, to just write the facts nothing less. Highly recommended for anyone.
I read the original edition of this Bush war classic when it was first published and I have been trying to obtain a copy ever since. This new revised edition, however, is an even better read. This book should have a place on any serious ''Bush war'' enthusiast's bookshelf. A great, entertaining read.
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A book worth reading