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Harry's War [Kindle Edition]

Ed Benjamin
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“An edge-of-your-seat military aviation action adventure thriller that puts you right in the cockpit of a fighter jet in air combat!

Harry is the best there is – in the cockpit – but there is more to life than being super-confident and cocky.

Feel the exhilaration, determination, and focus of being a fighter pilot warrior in the air!

Feel the adrenalin surge as you launch air-to-air missiles against enemy fighters in air combat!

Imagine yourself, in a fantastic military fighter jet… Now imagine the other guys have even better fighter jets and they are after you!

Hold your fear in check as you dodge enemy missiles!

This is a military aviation action adventure story at its finest.

In Harry’s War, you are put in the midst of an actual honest-to-God air battle. You can fly alongside Harry in an honest-to-God crazy, mind-scattering, scary, air combat dogfight with multiple Iranian Su-27 Flanker fighter jets.

See what our real Air Force heroes are made of – how fighter pilots successfully deal with huge stresses – that makes them truly the right stuff.

Is winning possible? Is survival even possible? Harry believes it is, and sets out to prove it. This is where his courage and heroism shine.

Is the hardest battle in the air? Harry needs all of his courage and heroism on the ground for his toughest battles.

In an ongoing battle Harry digs deep to learn how to survive and fight another day on other battle fronts – the battle fields of life.

Come along with Harry to face and defeat the most difficult demons of his life. It is a multiple front personal war with demons from a deep past haunting him and some nice newly minted demons resulting from the glory of survival.

How would you cope?

How do you come up for air in an airless environment? When you feel no hope?

One reviewer said it best when she commented: “If you don’t want to be thrilled and inspired, don’t read this book!”

Heroes are Real People – just like you and me…

Do you love a real hero, one that stands up with the courage to face his fears as well as his foes?

Can you admire someone who can dig deep to do the heroic things he has to do even when he would rather it all just go away?

That’s when true courage and heroism rise to the occasion!

Can you relate to finding the best piece of yourself, and have the courage to grab onto it with both hands and holding on for dear life?

If you said yes to any of these questions about your heroes, then Harry is the guy for you. Meet him in Harry’s War – a suspense filled action adventure thriller sure to please.

This book demonstrates what it is to experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in air combat and in life.

The Bestselling Harry Miles Military Action Adventure Thriller series by retired USAF Colonel Ed Benjamin:

Meet Harry Miles in “Harry’s War”, the first thriller in the Harry’s War series

Coming Soon: Sail along as Private Eye Harry investigates a Disappearance at Sea and teaches Navy fighter pilots the art of military aviation and air combat in the Action Adventure Thriller Harry’s War - Book #2

Coming soon: Fly with Harry as he battles the Iranian fighter pilot ace, Mar, in the skies over the Middle East in the air combat battle of the century in the Military AviationAction Adventure Thriller Harry’s War - Book #3

Coming soon: Sail along as Harry tracks down anocean-borne serial killer in the Action Adventure Thriller Harry’s War - Book #4

If you are a fan of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy, Dale Brownor W.E.B. Griffin thrillers or heroes likeLee Child’sJack Reacheror Stephen Coonts’Jake Grafton, this Harry’s War series is for you!

If you love an excitement-packed Military Aviation Action Adventure Thriller, scroll up and buy Harry’s War now!”


Product Details

  • File Size: 689 KB
  • Print Length: 61 pages
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (January 24, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00794LZTU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,674 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As I turned off my Kindle, finished with Harry's War, I couldn't help but think about what our guardians in the sky must think and go through. Harry's War is a well-written, insightful description of how our fighter pilot warriors think, and the challenges they face when they come back down to earth.

Benjamin writes for a living, so it is no surprise that Harry's War is well-written. What is a surprise is how the story follows Harry through his evolution as a person, and I was heartened to see how the author transformed the notion of war from one meaning to another (I won't give the game away here). I am guessing Benjamin has some first-hand experience with this, which made the story not only believable, but meaningful as well.

No book is perfect, right? I do wish Harry's War had more dialogue, to make it more personal. I kept finding myself wondering what kind of person Harry was. Does he have a sense of humor? What is his his favorite drink? What kind of women is he attracted to? Of course, that would turn Benjamin's novella into a novel, which would defeat the purpose of the format, and is why I didn't reduce my rating to a 4-star. Bottom line, Harry's War is a strong foundation for a more robust novel. I would like to see more from Benjamin and read about Harry up-close-and-personal!

With that minor criticism out of the way, where Benjamin excels is not just the descriptions of the military systems, hardware and weapons, that's all very cool, but he does a masterful job in dissecting Harry's psychology. He helps the reader understand what drives his main chracter, develops his strengths and weaknesses and analyzes how Harry's background affected his trajectory in life and where he lands. This alone makes Harry's War worth the read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent February 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Without a doubt, not only was the research intense but it's obvious the writer was a participant in some way with the events and situations of the time. Wished the story had been longer. Looking forward for more of the same from this writer and possibly a short bio. Guido
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Harry's War" Review February 23, 2012
By Frank
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Excellent novel. Good technical knowledge of SU-27 and F-15C Aircraft, and good insight to "fighter jock" mentality! I was left wanting more, and am looking forward to Harry Miles's next adventure as a civilian Private Eye.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars engrossing and informative read February 22, 2014
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I bought this book for my husband as he is ex-military and loves planes. I started leafing through it and found it very interesting.
This is a nicely short read and gives a good amount of information. Even though I am not knowledgeable regarding planes, the author made the story easy to follow and also engrossing.

The focus of this story is the planes but I felt I was able to connect with the characters. They didn’t outshine the planes by any means but instead the two complemented each other quite well. It gave e insight regarding fighter planes and also the mindset that a fighter pilot must maintain.

I think the author delivered an engaging read that kept me reading start to finish. Definitely recommend this read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Harry's War April 30, 2012
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I have read a lot of books on our american experiences in war and peace. This is a very good and quick read about operations in the F-15. Having been in aviation for over 40 years as a flier, maintenance, leadership and participant since Vietnam I found this to be interesting and realistic.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book Of It's Kind! July 4, 2014
By David
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This story was an action packed sequence of a fighter pilot that fought in 'The War in Iraq.' I was brought in touch with some of the struggles that these soldiers had to face and now have a deep respect for what they have to endure.

This story, although a short story, was perfectly written and gave me a thrill of a lifetime. I was very pleased by the author's depiction of what this event could have been like; I felt like I was there.

I would strongly recommend this for those that are curious to know what it was like over the skies of Iraq and just want an amazing adventure/ thriller to read also.

This is a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Short Story March 7, 2014
By Penny
Format:Kindle Edition
I love that ePublishing has brought about the revival of the short story. I often don’t have the time or emotional commitment to sit down with a full length novel, but I still love to read because it gives me insight I wouldn't otherwise be able to get on my own. Harry’s war is well written. Harry could be any of us, I think that is why I enjoyed it so much. We don’t get bogged down with all the minutia of Harry’s life, just the simple war that he is fighting (the war all of us are fighting). This is an engaging and meaningful story, and the bonus is you can read it in one sitting. It’s a perfect way to disengage from a long day and step into another world.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! February 6, 2014
By Anne
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Incredible story and an eye-opening read for someone who has lived a rather sheltered civilian life. Harry is a fighter pilot, intensely brave but vulnerable in some ways too. He is a character that is, incredibly, very relateable and likeable. I also really enjoy the author's writing style--simple, spare, and powerful, without a lot of superfluous fluff. He seems to really know his stuff, which I appreciate. Highly recommend this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read, time well spent!
I absolutely love this novel, from beginning to end Harry's War had me captivated throughout the whole read. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Asenav
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Military Adventure!
Harry's War is the literary equivalent of the flight simulator games that I used to play many years ago. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Kevin Lintner
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, a must read!
After reading this book I was not surprised when I read the biography of the author. This highly technical book could only have been written by someone who had been in the Air... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Rosemary Goddard
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Harry's War describes how one United States Air Force F-15 fighter pilot faced insurmountable odds in the skies over Iraq and engages in a fierce air-to-air combat battle against... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Nathalia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This novella treats war in both its literal and metaphorical sense. It explores an air battle, which takes place over Iraq along the Iraq-Iranian border. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Brandon H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Irresistible reading
This extremely well written book is an edge-of-your-seat thriller. Harry Miles takes off from a base in Saudi Arabia to conduct a routine Combat air Patrol along the Iraq-Iran... Read more
Published 18 days ago by M044
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow what did i just read? This is a mindblowing book, a must read for...
Harry's War is a brilliantly written book, Ed Benjamin has obviously heavily researched almost everything there is to know about military aviation. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Maty
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbound!
Spellbound with this book. A fantastic and interesting book to read. Words from this book have motivated my mind to go to the every next pages. Really Author did a great job here. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bruce
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Published 4 months ago by William H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great action thriller
Harry’s War is an action thriller and more! Harry Miles is flying a Combat Air Patrol mission in his F-15 fighter plane on the Iraq-Iranian border when Iranian fighters attack him... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Emily D.
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Ed Benjamin, after being born in Oklahoma City, grew up in Birmingham, Alabama; York, Alabama, and Greensboro, North Carolina (such was the life of being the son of a traveling salesman). Ed attended college at Saint Andrews Presbyterian college in Laurinburg, North Carolina, graduating with a Bachelors Degree. He joined the United States Air Force in 1963 and served his country for 27 years and 4 months. While in the Air Force, Ed worked with procurement officials for about 10 years helping acquisition teams evaluate and procure major Air force systems, such as the F-15 fighter, the B-1 bomber, the B-2 bomber, and other major systems. While in the Air Force, he earned his Masters Degree in Political Science from auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama as well as attending major Air Force schools such as the Squadron Officers School, the United States Air Force Command and Staff College, and the United States Air Force War College.

After retiring from the Air Force in 1990, Ed has served as a consultant to industry and small business helping them to obtain business with international, federal, state and local governments. He is a recognized expert in the art and science of preparing proposals which help win government contracts. His proposals have won over 25 contracts in the past 19 years (19 of them major contracts). The current dollar value of the contracts he helped his clients win totals over $14 billion.

He is still active as a proposal writer and proposal manager.

His book, "Cash In on the Obama $3 Trillion Spending Plan!: How to make large amounts of money by conducting business with or receiving grants from federal, state, and local governments" is one of Amazon's best sellers.

His latest fiction story, "Harry's War", is fast becoming another amazon best-seller.





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