- File Size: 689 KB
- Print Length: 61 pages
- Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (January 24, 2012)
- Publication Date: January 24, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00794LZTU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #859,161 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.Read more ›
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!
The book is sectioned and it's clear there are two main wars going on. One, the actual war, and the other the internal personal war. Well written and a blast to read. Some well written hidden lessons and meaning.
I don't know if this knowledge comes from actual experience in war or if the book is just really well researched. Either way the author did an incredible job. I highly recommend this book.
Graduating at the bottom of his class from Squadron Officer School is not a mark against Harry, in fact, the reason he graduated so low is actually a resounding success. A paper, written for an assignment that should have been short and to the point, ended up being 40 single spaced pages of tactical brilliance…. A failure to the purpose of the assignment, but a flag of recognition for those looking for intelligence and tactical thought.
This feat propels Harry into training with “Bulldog” – a General of renown and determination, and puts Harry in the pilot’s seat on a fateful day far above the Iraqi sands. Ed Benjamin composes this tale with technical lingo and detail aplenty, pulling us into Harry’s world, making the moments come alive and freeze in our minds as missiles launch and the world shudders. Detailed without being overly complicated, Benjamin succeeds in making the military jargon flow easily, even for those uninitiated in the acronyms and meanings. With subtle explanations for terms thrown in, this is an easy to read short story that will seize you. From Harry’s brush with terror to the subsequent, internal war he fights after discharge, this is a tale that reveals a man’s soul – both who he really is and just how he became that.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Harry’s War tis a novella that tells the story of Air Force Captain Harry Miles Harry had joined the Air Force in order to fly fighter planes, and after working honing his skills... Read morePublished 4 months ago by DragonWing
Harry’s War is the story of a warrior psychologically wounded in one of the the greatest air battles in military aviation history. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Zonia
As an Air Force veteran, the flying Scenes were very enjoyable. The format the rest of the book was written in was definitely different. Still enjoyable just different!Published 12 months ago by yukonjack
This was an amazing book. The descriptions of aircraft and avionics bespeak a wealth of knowledge by the author. Read morePublished 13 months ago by William G.Case
I absolutely love this novel, from beginning to end Harry's War had me captivated throughout the whole read. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Asenav
Harry's War is the literary equivalent of the flight simulator games that I used to play many years ago. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kevin Lintner
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 morePublished 15 months ago by Rosemary M. Goddard
Harry's War is a brilliantly written book, Ed Benjamin has obviously heavily researched almost everything there is to know about military aviation. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Maty