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The Vietnam Air War

From the Cockpit
Narrated by: John Pruden
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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Summary

The Vietnam War is one of the most misunderstood military conflicts in 20th-century America. Showcasing 72 true stories told by American servicemen who fought from the skies, this unique and historically significant collection is a stunning record of the air war in Southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s.  

There is no political agenda. There is no partisan opinion. There is no romanticizing. These are simply tales from the thick of an endlessly complex conflict, raw and uncut, told directly by the men who were foisted into its napalm- and sweat-soaked clutches.  

Occasionally funny, sometimes tragic, and often harrowing, these true accounts bring new and personal perspectives to one of the most studied and most maligned wars in America's history, revealing with no Hollywood glamorizing what the war was really like for members of the US Air Force of all ranks and myriad functions who answered the call to fight.  

They saw no choice but to follow the orders they were given. And for better or for worse, by the time they returned, each of them would be changed forever.

©2017 Colonel Dennis M. (Mike) Ridnouer (P)2019 Tantor

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Not very good

I read a lot of books about the air war in Vietnam and I have to say that this is the worst.

Some of the stories are good but in general the book is poorly written and the speaker is terrible.

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  • 18-10-19

very interesting collection of tales

Very well-told, very interesting stories of the Viet Nam air war and ancillary jobs surrounding it.

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  • Mark U.
  • 16-09-19

Best book yet.

This is the best book I have read about the air war in Vietnam. I was stationed in many of the locations mentioned during my two tours in SEA. First with 20th TASS at Da Nang, Vietnam and the second with Det 1of 56th SOW at Udorn, Thailand.
The book brought back a flood of memories, many good, some bad.