Palace Cobra: A Fighter Pilot in the Vietnam Air War
Macmillan, 04 ապր, 2006 թ. - 248 էջ
Palace Cobra picks up where Ed Rasimus's critically acclaimed When Thunder Rolled left off. Now he's flying the F-4 Phantom and the attitude is still there.
In the waning days of the Vietnam War, Rasimus and his fellow pilots were determined that they were not going be the last to die in a conflict their country had abandoned. They were young fighter pilots fresh from training and experienced aviators who came back to the war again and again, not for patriotism, but for the adrenaline rush of combat. From the bathhouses and barrooms to the prison camps of North Vietnam, this is a gripping combat memoir by a veteran fighter pilot who experienced it all.
The wry cynicism of a combat aviator will give readers insights into the Vietnam experience that haven't been available before, and the heart-stopping action will keep readers turning the pages all night.
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LibraryThing ReviewՀաճախորդի կարծիքը - Shrike58 - LibraryThing
I thought that the author's "When Thunder Rolled" was one of the best Vietnam tour-of-duty memoirs I had read and this follow up where Rasimus relates his late-war service in 1971-1972 is a worthy ... Read full review
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