The story unfolds as Liberti's diary, an account by turns despairing, courageous, rawly sexual, bewildered and philosophical—at times wearily contemptuous of his comrades, at times movingly affectionate. It is, in other words, a convincing portrait of a small combat unit under great stress. It's also a compelling window on contemporary young Israel. Part of what engages the reader is the opportunity to learn the soldiers' slang and feel their struggle to subdue emotional experiences no young man should have to bear, like the loss of comrades.Note: You may download the Grammar eBook Build Your Vocabulary and get all 406 vocabulary words.
—Tim Ruttan Book Review of Beaufort: A Novel by Ron Leshem Los Angeles Times, December 26, 2007