“Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam is not a potboiler; it is a blood boiler, and your blood will surely boil when you read the Holzer’s description of Jane Fonda’s treachery during the Vietnam War. As a combat infantry officer in Vietnam, I can attest to the fact that Jane Fonda, and people like her, succeeded very well in lowering troop morale, and as any combat vet will tell you, low morale leads to lowered effectiveness, and that leads to battlefield deaths. Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer present a well written, well researched, and very logical indictment for treason against Jane Fonda. This book is not only about the past, it is about the post-September 11, 2001, present; it is about people who can find nothing good about their country, people who see no moral justification in national defense, people who make excuses for and who aid and abet repressive and hostile regimes. For those of us who answered the call of duty, and who put their lives on the line for this country, Jane Fonda will forever be a symbol of treachery, divisiveness, and cowardness. In a way, she got away with treason, but the Holzer’s book goes a long way in righting a terrible wrong.
Nelson DeMille, Author, Up Country