A big part of the McDonnell F4H-1 story is the fly off with Vought's F8U-3, the best airplane that the Navy didn't buy, according to George Spangenberg, the Director of BuAer's Evaluation Division at the time. Steve Ginter is down to his last box of my F8U-3 monograph that provides much more information and background on that program than I could include in my F4H-1 monograph. For the whole story, I recommend that you include both in your library.
If you do buy one or both, I suggest that you do so directly from Steve so he gets the full value of the sale:
For the F8U-3, see http://www.ginterbooks.com/NAVAL/NF87.htm
For the F4H-1, see http://www.ginterbooks.com/NAVAL/NF108.htm