This book provides vignettes of the author?s experiences that will be of great interest to anyone interested in America?s involvement in world affairs beginning with World War II to the present. As seen through the eyes of a participant, General Sumner tells his "war stories" in a most politically incorrect style. While this is not an autobiography in the conventional sense, the book does trace a rather unusual military career through three wars and an ambassadorship, with excursions into other exciting events of the period. General Sumner?s career spans not only three wars as a participant, but also nearly a decade of diplomatic and political-military service.
The reader can pick and choose among a variety of events and characters that have helped to write the history of this era. Not everything he writes will agree with the conventional records of the times. Many of his observations will provide further controversy. But the General tells it as he sees it and the reader can make up his own mind.