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Big Mother 40 (Josh Haman Book 2) by [Liebman, Marc]
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"If you like a quick-paced and action-packed story, you'll enjoy this one... The Soviets are working with the North Vietnamese at an experimental base to develop and test new strategies and tactics meant to cripple U.S. air and ground efforts in the Vietnam War. Navy pilots and the SEALS they support are a particularly deadly thorn in their side. Josh Haman, pilot of the helicopter with the call sign Big Mother 40, has proven himself to be cool under fire, steadfast when confronted with both belligerent hostiles and commanding officers, and a truly gifted and dedicated pilot...But as the action heats up, more than their lives and the lives of their men are at stake. The entire theater of war hangs in the balance. Liebman is veteran helicopter pilot himself and he has poured his first hand experience into Big Mother 40, his debut novel, so much so that you'll leave this novel feeling as though you might be able to fly a helo yourself." -- Historical Novel Society Review

For a first novel, BIG MOTHER 40 by Marc Liebman is a suspense-drivenwork, from dynamic plot to fleshed-out characters to crisp dialogue to historic significance to dramatic suspense. Marc Liebman is the new ace inmilitary thrillers. He not only covers a time in history that too many people want to forget, he creates conditions that show the reader the mindsets of all the participants, including the enemy's, and gains for us a clearer understanding of the greater tragedy of the Vietnam war....Liebman's detail is authentic, and he lends even greater validity to the operations he describes with valuable author notes at the back of the book including a historic analysis of the time, military glossary and roster of characters...For a book you won't forget, you have to read BIG MOTHER 40." --Bonnie Toews, Military Writers Society of America

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Big Mother 40 puts you in the cockpit of helicopters on combat search and rescue and special operations missions. Not many people know about the role Navy helicopters played in and around North Vietnam.  Single plane detachments with one H-2 and later one H-3 operated from cruisers and large destroyers off the coast of North Vietnam. The ships were stationed at North SAR - about 25 nautical miles southeast of Haiphong Harbor - and South SAR - about the same distance off shore between the DMZ and the North Vietnamese city of Vinh. These detachments consisted of two pilots and twelve to fifteen enlisted men who rotated off the smaller ships approximately every thirty days.  On Yankee Station, where the carriers were stationed, HC-7 maintained a detachment of three to five helicopters and about fifty men. HC-7 took over the role of combat search and rescue after the Navy realized that the anti-submarine warfare squadrons didn't have the equipment and training to perform the role. Nevertheless, over the course of the war, there were 270 combat rescues of which the U.S. Navy made 135.  Combat rescues, defined by the DOD are rescues in which the asset is taking fire during the rescue. There were eight hundred and ninety-three other rescues, of which 213 were made by the Navy. This is the historical context that shaped the plot of Big Mother 40.

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  • File Size: 7361 KB
  • Print Length: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Penmore Press LLC (December 28, 2017)
  • Publication Date: December 28, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B078PQ28JV
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