(Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent

Rolling ThunderIdent of the United States As a veteran that served in the Air

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in the early 60s I this book More descriptive and authentice than most non fiction war books It s clear that this guy has walked the walk even though this book is fiction Some readers might be turned off by all the flying jargon for me it put me in the cockpit On the level of the WEB Griffith stuff This is another offering from my Goodreads friend Jim s library featuring the USAF this time The action is seen through the eyes of Court Bannister an F 100 Super Sabre pilot His suandron was set p for ground troop support rather than dog fighting with enemy aircraft the storyline is with enemy aircraft The storyline is and I have problem with Mr Berent s writing but I have a serious problem with the way this war was conducted It was almost exclusively orchestrated by politicians in Washington The mission was not to win the war but to appear to protect South Viet Nam fromthe communists but not to pursue the enemy aggressively enough to tick off Russia and China I feel like we invested 58000 American lives in this charade for nothing Got this free on Kindle so can t really complain but the story just didn t emerge Manager the first Crown Mitre uarter of the book and the only two pieces of action were the almost crash landing at the start and the church bomb Was expecting from an Historical novel of War and Politics definitely won t be getting any of the series Precisely how a crashing jet fighter breaksp 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 Amagami Precious diary, 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 ofnderstanding and empathy of American leaders JAPAN 1/1M3. up to Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara who bear much of the blame for gettings 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 Secangkir Kopi Panas di Pilot Cafe uniforms and with press passes what went on was merely some. And 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 B 17 gunner 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 hooksp with an intelligence The Trial of Lizzie Borden unit for a lark andickly finds his innocence buried away by the lessons of warand ,

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Started out with a bang but slowly became monotonous and SpecOps: Expeditionary Force, Book 2 unfortunately boring I want to thank Mr Berent for his service and sacrifice in Vietnam He is a highly decorated pilot and served his country with distinction I appreciate the jabs and rightfully so at McNamara and Johnson I know many will say Eisenhower and Kennedy gots into the conflict but it was Johnson and his administration that botched the entire affairThe story centers around Court Bannister son of the famous Hollywood Star Sam Bannister Instead of falling into the privilege of his father he strikes out to set his own course Myself Among Others under his own rules And he succeeds in spades He becomes the pilot you want on your wing or leading you in battle When is heritage is broughtp he shies away but letting people know he can t help who is father is but isn t going to se that status to advance his career or obtain cushy jobs NO He is a fighter pilot who instead of taking the easy road out and staying the states goes to SEA and joins his brothers in arms I wonder if the author had the same battle The first half of the story is exciting and well delivered You get a real feel of what these men in the air and on the ground are dealing with You nderstand how they aren t there to How to Be an Even Better Listener uestions orders but to follow them and make sure everyone comes back alive You get to see the behind the scenes politicking of officers and the Johnson Administration At times it will boil your blood at the hypocrisy going on and affecting the fighting effectiveness of our men Theestions that starts circulating for the circles is What are they dying for No one has answer The second half of the story started dragging Too many sub stories and
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details on flying I hate say it came across as filler but it did Who will like this Those who wish to know about Vietnam and the operations of the United States Airforce and the weapons The Robot Lovers used during the war Those who served and want to remember those who didn t come back and those who did I ll have to think about continuing the seriesThree Stars The first of five books about the war in Vietnam written by a fighter pilot who was there This book setsp the main characters Court Bannister fighter pilot Wolf Lochert a Special Forces major and Toby Parker a FAC Forward Air Controller It also incorporates many of the political arguments of the time and the reasons real or fiction why LBJ would not allow the military to prosecute the war in a manner that would lead to victory or at least concessions from the North Vietnamese A very good read combining fact fiction and history actual and fictionalized A good readA good readA well written account of how not to run a military campaign This should be mandatory Reading For Every Pres. for "Every Pres. Thunder Is An Historical Novel About The " pres. Thunder is an historical novel about the 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 1965 and 1966 in war zone places such as Saigon Hanoi Bien Hoa Da Nang. Thing 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 nder the tutelage of Harvard Professor Timothy Leary Exactly as his own son was doing Norman reflected sadly *under the tutelage of Harvard Professor Timothy Leary Exactly as his own son was doing Norman reflected sadly 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 nwilling bled died grew Choosing the Right Pond up dropped out and were scarred for life The folks in Washington nevernderstood 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 Real Love uniforms in publicDoes anybody know or care how many Air Force people we ve lost in this screwedp war I am giving this book five stars but I nderstand 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 I ve read a number of Vietnam War books and this one had too much receptive jargon for me and not enough action I felt the jargon did not help the story and did not make it any authentic it is a work of fiction for me That said it is well written and captures many of the nuances of the age well the cynical journalist the boredom between bouts of action and the bootlegging going on between servicemen and locals Not a bad read overall Too much jargon too many acronyms and too much bad grammar It may have been a good story but i gave p. pecial story but I gave The Ghost Light Kids Get Hooked up. Pecial 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 isnprepared Airline stewardesses come Grey (Fifty Shades, 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 showss 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 authenticit. ,


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  1. says: (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent

    Free read Rolling Thunder (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Read ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Mark Berent “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 American

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    Free read Rolling Thunder Mark Berent È 5 Summary (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent More descriptive and authentice than most non fiction war books It's clear that this guy has walked the walk even though this book is fiction Some readers might be turned off by all the flying jargon for me it put me in the cockpit On the level of the WEB Griffith stuff

  3. says: (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Read ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Mark Berent

    (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Read ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Mark Berent Mark Berent È 5 Summary Started out with a bang but slowly became monotonous and unfortunately boring I want to thank Mr Berent for his service and sacrifice in Vietnam He is a highly decorated pilot and served his country with distinction I appreciate the jabs and rightfully so at McNamara and Johnson I know many will say Eisenhower and Kennedy got us into the c

  4. says: Read ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Mark Berent (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Mark Berent È 5 Summary

    (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent 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

  5. says: (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent

    (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Read ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Mark Berent Mark Berent È 5 Summary This is another offering from my Goodreads friend Jim's library featuring the USAF this time The action is seen through the eyes of Court Bannister an F 100 Super Sabre pilot His suandron was set up for ground troop support rather than dog fighting with enemy aircraft The storyline is good and I have no problem with Mr Berent's writing but

  6. says: Read ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Mark Berent (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Mark Berent È 5 Summary

    Read ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Mark Berent (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Mark Berent È 5 Summary The first of five books about the war in Vietnam written by a fighter pilot who was there This book sets up the main characters Cour

  7. says: Read ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Mark Berent (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Mark Berent È 5 Summary

    (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent I've read a number of Vietnam War books and this one had too much receptive jargon for me and not enough action I felt the jargon did not help the story and did not make it any authentic it is a work of fiction for me That said it is well written and captures many of the nuances of the age well the cynical journalist the boredom between bouts of action and the bootlegging going on between servicemen and locals Not a bad

  8. says: (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent

    (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Mark Berent È 5 Summary Free read Rolling Thunder Got this free on Kindle so can't really complain but the story just didn't emerge Manager the first uarter of the book and the only two pieces

  9. says: (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Mark Berent È 5 Summary

    (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent 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

  10. says: (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Read ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Mark Berent Mark Berent È 5 Summary

    (Rolling Thunder) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ↠ Mark Berent Too much jargon too many acronyms and too much bad grammar It may have been a good story but I gave up

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