4 out of 4 stars
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Randy Herbert offered to go on a second tour to assist those who had no first-hand experience with military tours. It turned out that his second tour was a deployment to Afghanistan for assistance to the military. However, it revealed that this brief visit came in handy in solving the puzzle and creating solutions to problems that had lasted for years, not just for the facility but for the whole of the United States of America.
In 24/1: What would America trade for Bowe Bergdahl, Randy Herbert wrote a first account non-fiction book about the story behind the release of a sergeant that had a lot of things in common with Herbert but had never met him in person. The American never negotiates; could this bring them to the table of negotiation? The story shed light on activities in the Parwan Detention Facility in Afghanistan. It shows the value of trust, cooperation, family, love, and respect.
On the things I found interesting about the book, firstly, I loved that the book was written in simple diction. The author intentionally avoided the use of many terms associated with the military, and that made it very easy for civilians to catch up with and understand the story fully. Also, it was great to see that each of the very few unfamiliar words used in the book was thoroughly explained or written in acronyms to make the reading experience more fun. Though an autobiography, the author did a great job by making the book suspenseful and hitting a climax. I loved that the chapters were arranged chronologically. I also appreciate the concise nature of the book. The book also highlighted the need for unity in diversity.
I couldn't place my hand on anything that was out of place in this book. It was an interesting read, and I had a good time with it. I have nothing negative to say about the book.
The book deserves a 4 out of 4 stars rating. I give it a perfect rating because it is generally interesting, fun, concise, and suspenseful. I didn't give it a lower rating because the author showed a good mastery of the military field. The book is exceptionally well edited. It doesn't contain spelling or grammatical errors.
I recommend the book to readers who enjoy terrorist and military stories; they will find this book very interesting because it involves a lot of scenes in a detention center. The book contains a lot of moral lessons for the young. It also contains character checks for the old.
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