An evocative, detailed memoir of the madness and miracles of the Vietnam War by a reporter whose experiences in combat - and whose relationship with a Vietnamese cat named Meo - have haunted and inspired him for more than 25 years. John Laurence covered the Vietnam War for CBS News from 1965 to 1970 and was judged by his colleagues to be the best television reporter of the war. He lived with a squad of American soldiers in the jungles of War Zone C to produce an unforgettable documentary, The World of Charlie Company, which won every major award for broadcast journalism and also the George Polk memorial award for best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and enterprise abroad. Despite the professional acclaim, the traumatic stories Laurence covered became a personal burden that he brought home and carried long after the war was over. The result is this passionate memoir about what he witnessed there, laced with humour, anger, love, and the unforgettable story of a very idiosyncratic cat who was determined to play his part in the Vietnam revolution.