Numerous colorful characters populate this book, set at Fort Bragg in the 1950s. The main character, Lt. Sy Margolin, left a comfortable assignment with NATO to become a paratrooper. The rigors of training are just part of what he has to contend with. Anti-Semitism is not much below the surface on base, off base life is wild and woolly, and at times the Army seems to value tradition above all else. Secondary characters–diverse, sly, fun-loving, evil–round out the picture of Fort Bragg in the period between the Korean War and the start of the Vietnam Conflict.
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