Little Victories by Jack Farley

Jack Farley’s Little Victories: A True Story From the Vietnam War (354 pp., paper) recounts the author’s 1969-70 tour of duty in Vietnam with Navy Seabee Team Zero Seven Zero Seven in and around the U Minh Forest. Farley, who died after his book was published in 2007, spoke Vietnamese and wound up working for the CIA in Vietnam.

—Marc Leepson