"Consider it the newest and best foundational primer on its subject for American audiences."
- Military Reviews
"(Donovan's) greatest achievement is his ability to explain the daily workings of racism and segregation with both candor and genuine regret while avoiding the alternating dangers of flippancy and debilitating guilt."
- Journal of Southern History
"(Once a Warrior King is) an engrossing memoir...that casts light far beyond the small corner of the Mekong Delta that the author so meticulously describes."
- New York Times