The Odyssey of an American Warrior
by Col. David H. Hackworth (U.S. Army, ret.) and Julie Sherman
(Simon & Schuster: $24.95; 875 pp.)
"Hackworth's memoir is the story of a boldly adventurous life spent in the service of his country and at the same time an indictment of an institution that he loved but eventually found he could no longer abide."