READER ï DOC Rolling Thunder


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READER ï DOC Rolling Thunder Û ❮EPUB❯ ❃ Rolling Thunder ✾ Author Mark Berent – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Rolling Thunder is an historical novel about the decisive role politics played during the Vietnam war Its characters range from men in the field to the Pentagon and the White House Fighter pilots and Rolling ThunderAl Forces Colonel Wolf Lochert who ventures deep into the jungle to rescue a downed pilot only to discover a face of the enemy for which he is unprepared Airline stewardesses come under attack when they are forced to spend the night on a fighter base in Vietnam after their airliner develops a problemThrough their eyes and those of many others pilots soldiers lovers enemy agents commanders politicians profiteers Rolling Thunder shows us Vietnam as few other books have or can Berent captures all the intensity and drama of that searing war and penetrates to the heart and soul of those who fought it Rolling Thunder rings with authentici A good readA good readA well written account of how not to run a military campaign This should be mandatory reading for every president of the United States As a veteran that served in the Air Force in the early 60s I enjoyed this book

Rolling ThunderAl Forces Colonel Wolf Lochert who ventures deep into the jungle to rescue a downed pilot only to discover a face of the enemy for which he is unprepared Airline stewardesses come under attack when they are forced to spend the night on a fighter base in Vietnam after their airliner develops a problemThrough their eyes and those of many others pilots soldiers lovers enemy agents commanders politicians profiteers Rolling Thunder shows us Vietnam as few other books have or can Berent captures all the intensity and drama of that searing war and penetrates to the heart and soul of those who fought it Rolling Thunder rings with authentici A good readA good readA well written account of how not to run a military campaign This should be mandatory reading for every president of the United States As a veteran that served in the Air Force in the early 60s I enjoyed this book

DOC ☆ Rolling Thunder ↠ Mark Berent

Rolling Thunder ´ Rolling Thunder is an historical novel about the decisive role politics played during the Vietnam war Its characters range from men in the field to the Pentagon and the White House Fighter pilots and Special Forces warriors try to do their best but are hampered by President Johnson Secretary of Defense McNamara and their staff members who despise the military Only one aging USAF general who fought in Korea and WWII is on their side His clashes with his Commander in Chief Lyndon Johnson are epic in proportion and startling in content In Rolling Thunder the time is late and in war zone places such as Saigon Hanoi Bien Hoa Da Nang and “Precisely how a crashing jet fighter breaks up is a function of its speed of its angle of impact and of the topography of the ground it strikes”The opening work in a five volume fictional Vietnam War series Berent was there; it shows He manages to capture the insanity and the pathos of the war most Americans would like to forget especially those who served in itI've got to tell Ho Chi Minh that unless he stops his aggression in South Veet nam that I'm going to hammer hell out of him; and at the same time I've got to tell to convince the American people that I am not going to escalate this Veet nam warBerent captures the attitudes vocabulary antics and pain of the men mostly who fought this pointless ruin in Southeast Asia He also reveals the lack of understanding and empathy of American leaders up to Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara who bear much of the blame for getting us in so deeply with no clue what they were doing or how we were to extricate ourselves“From half a world away these men politicians for the most part would decide which targets would be struck and with what ordnance”Heroes and opportunists share the pages with hapless Gilligans who had no clue what was going on Truth was the first casualty each day Every day For politicians—in suits uniforms and with press passes—what went on was merely something to be manipulated for ones own advantage and point of view“Most youngsters his age were letting their hair grow while investigating the wonderful mind expanding properties of cannabis under the tutelage of Harvard Professor Timothy Leary Exactly as his own son was doing Norman reflected sadly” Early in my reading I kept thinking Berent was relating needless details then I realized most Americans have no clue what went on in SEA in the 60s and 70s My generation went—willing and unwilling—bled died grew up dropped out and were scarred for life The folks in Washington never understood nor apparently the Saigon Commandos So what's a nice Jewish boy like me doing here anyhow killing Buddhists to make the world safe for Christianity Now that's profound redacted really profound The only problem is it's what you always say after you've had two beersMany of my generation served; many never came back or returned physically and mentally scarred Yet having vowed we would never get into another land way in Asia here we are same song; new verse Yes we were treated that poorly on our return landing in California We were warned not to wear uniforms in publicDoes anybody know or care how many Air Force people we've lost in this screwed up war” DOC ☆ Rolling Thunder ↠ Mark Berent

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Mark Berent ↠ Rolling Thunder PDF Tahkli While back in Washington LBJ sits over lunch and personally picks bombing targets in an attempt to fight a limited war In Vietnam the war knows no limitsThere as the hostilities escalate the fates of three men intertwine USAF Captain Court Bannister overshadowed by a famous movie star father who fought in WWII as a Bgunner driven to confront missiles MiGs and nerve grinding bombing raids in order to prove his worth to his comrades and to himselfAir Force First Lieutenant Toby Parker fresh from the States who hooks up with an intelligence unit for a lark and uickly finds his innocence buried away by the lessons of warand Speci I am giving this book five stars but I understand some of the lower level reviews The very things that I appreciated might not be what others want I am a Marine with extensive experience with the Navy of course and the Army I don't have as much experience with the Air Force and my wars were in the Middle East So the details given in this book were something I really appreciated I read much of the book while on a stationary bike at Nellis so it was an added bonus to be able to walk out of the gym and look at the airframes highlighted in the book I was familiar with the F4 as this was also a Marine bird but the F105 and F100 were both new to me One thing I really liked was discovering how many traditions and phrases were essentially the same between the Air Force and Marine CorpsThe story itself was well enough written I had a few issues such as Parker's fall into the depths and his love interest's fate was a little too pat but overall I liked the characterizations and the basic storyline The action on the ground seemed reasonable and I would have to surmise that the action in the air was realisticI was amazed to learn that bombing targets in Vietnam had to be approved by the president himself What a way to fight a warFor me this was a great book not only pulling me along with the storyline but giving me a great foundation in understanding the Air Force in Vietnam