This book was sent to me, by William Morrow Books (Harper Collins Publishers) to review and to giveaway ...a copy to two of my blog readers.
I enjoy reading all types of genre of books...from historical fiction to action/adventure to autobiographies to how-to books to cookbooks...
Joining in with Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday's V!
*****I am only a third of the way through this one, but wanted to post about it as soon as possible, since it was sent to me so quickly!
Growing up in an Air Force family and then marrying a military man, I do enjoy military-related books.
This book was interesting to read coming from the perspective of an Air Force fighter pilot. In the beginning, he touched on the experiences as a student pilot. As well as a brief history on how the Viper unit came to be. I am at the point in his book about some first experiences in the beginning of the Iraqi war. He recounts some hair-raising moments that one can only imagine and he also has moments interspersed with humor.
I do appreciate the section at the back of the book that is a glossary of military acronyms. Even if there is someone that is familiar with military acronyms, the glossary serves as a great resource. It definitely be helpful to someone not familiar with the military acronyms.
I think that someone in the aviation field or interested in military aviation or the military, would enjoy the insight of these accounts. For me, I would rather have done without the foul language.
I have great respect for all our men and women in uniform. And have great appreciation for all those who have served and sacrificed with their time, duty and lives for our country. It takes very special, motivated and dedicated men and women to serve in our armed forces.
*****1. If you would like to enter for a chance to win a copy of this book to read or for someone you know, please leave a comment stating that you would like to enter. Your name will be entered to win, if your comment indicates that you are entering. One name will be drawn from these comments on this blog post.
2. Go to one of the following fb albums and leave a comment beneath as many of the images in those albums. I will draw one name from those comments left between October 17th through October 23rd. Each comment left will have a chance to win a copy.
I will draw the names on October 24th. (The book will be sent to you directly by William Morrow Books/Harper Collins Publishers).
*****Here are a few aviation-related artwork.
And here is a recent art order for a gift to young man that completed training for his private flying license. It is taken from a photo of the Cessna that he flew.
*****Also...if you haven't already read my previous "V" post...please feel free to go to ...Veterans and Vaters. And if you get a chance to do so, please leave a comment there, so I know that you stopped over.
(1991 flying relief missions as a Blackhawk pilot, over Bangladesh)
(2003...With a fellow Apache pilot in the deserts...)
I love to hear the many stories shared between him and his buddies over the years about their military adventures.