I just finished the book Last Steel Warrier U.S. M14 Rifle, by Frank Iannamico. To put it simply this book gets it done. It is the history, development, deployment, retirement and rebirth of the the M14 Rifle. It reads very easy and is filled with lots of information for the guy that wants to know every detail of his M14 of M1A. The book also spends time with the commercial versions as well as the Chicom models. I have read about every book out there on the M14 and this one is right up there with Scott Duff and Lee Emerson (Different). I highly recommend the book for anyone that is considering a GI or comercial M14 or M1A.