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Reader recommendation: Loon

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

By Mark Pelletier, Silver Spring, Md. / September 24, 2010

One rarely reads a book about Vietnam without hearing the sound of an ax grinding in the background. Jack McLean’s memoir Loon is frank, eloquent, and objective. I thank him for his military service and for rendering it so lucidly for those of us who weren’t there.

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