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Snake Pilot

Author : Randy R. Zahn
ISBN : 9781597973243
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Based on audiotapes he recorded during the war and sent home to his family, Randy Zahn's Snake Pilot recounts his experiences flying AH-1 Cobra helicopters during the Vietnam War. First deployed in Vietnam in 1967 and loaded with a formidable arsenal of weaponry, the Cobra was the first helicopter designed from inception as an attack aircraft. It dramatically changed the nature of the war in Vietnam by offering the Army, for the first time, its own powerful and highly accurate weapons platform for close-air-support missions. Randy Zahn arrived in Vietnam shortly before the 1970 U.S. invasion of Cambodia, one of the most impressive demonstrations by the Cobra in the war. He describes his stunning transformation from a naive, middle-class teenager from southern California to a hardened killer during his tour in Vietnam. Unlike the pilots who flew the fast-moving strike jets, Zahn experienced the war "up close and personal," witnessing the grisly effects of the Cobra's firepower on enemy soldiers. The author does not glorify killing but rather explains in sharp relief the kaleidoscope of emotions associated with combat: fear, revenge, hate, remorse, pity, and even ecstasy. He captures many of the ironies and nuances inherent in Vietnam, especially during the final years of the conflict. Zahn displays a sensitivity rarely found in memoirs written by battle-hardened warriors. This human element, combined with the vast amount of archival research and interviews with members of his former unit, ensures that Snake Pilot will become the definitive account of the role helicopters played in Vietnam.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Snake Pilot

Author : Randy R. Zahn
ISBN : 9781574885651
Genre : History
File Size : 20.38 MB
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Flies the reader into combat with the same elite air cavalry unit portrayed in the film "Apocalypse Now"
Category: History

Zoological Bulletin

Author : Pennsylvania. Dept. of Agriculture. Division of Zoology
ISBN : CORNELL:31924070880392
Genre : Zoology, Economic
File Size : 27.96 MB
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Category: Zoology, Economic

Rat Snakes

Author : Linda George
ISBN : 0736809090
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 54.11 MB
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Describes the physical attributes, habitat, and hunting and mating methods of rat snakes.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Chickenhawk

Author : Robert Mason
ISBN : 110117515X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 37.29 MB
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A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason’s astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death—the extreme emotions of a "chickenhawk" in constant danger. "Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Monthly Buuletin

Author : Pennsylvania. Department of Agriculture. Division of Zoology
ISBN : WISC:89045973799
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