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The Night Stalkers: Top Secret Missions of the U.S. Army's Special Operations Aviation Regiment by [Michael J. Durant, Steven Hartov, Robert L. Johnson]
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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Until 1980, Special Forces (Delta, SEALs, Rangers, Green Berets) relied on ad hoc transportation from other units to get to every operation. That led to disaster in 1980, when the failed Iranian hostage rescue left hulks of five helicopters in the Iranian desert. The U.S. Army decided to do it right the next time, resulting in the creation of SOAR, the Special Operations Aviation Regiment, a highly trained, aggressive unit of helicopter pilots and crew. Durant (In the Company of Heroes) and coauthors recount half a dozen SOAR missions from Grenada in 1983 and Panama in 1989 to Afghanistan and Iraq today, all with abundant fireworks and casualties. However, in this account, bravery occurs only on our side, while opponents are gleefully cackling comic-book villains blown to smithereens by America's deadly firepower. Readers who wonder why our magnificent troops are assailing, say, the Panamanian army, which no one would mistake for the Wehrmacht, have picked up the wrong book. It's written for those who love vivid tales of battlefield heroics and seek no more insight from books than they do from video games. (Jan.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

From Booklist

Three authors, all army veterans, join forces for this history of their service's Special Aviation Regiment. Founded in the 1970s, the unit received a boost from the Iran hostage fiasco. It first went to war in Grenada in 1983 and since then has flown, usually by night, hence the name Night Stalkers, everywhere army special-ops troops have needed to be delivered and supported. Durant and coauthor Robert L. Johnson are veterans of the regiment itself, so they can retell, vividly but discreetly, what it feels like to go into action against what are frequently blood-chilling odds. Sometimes the Stalkers use state-of-the-art stealth helicopters, in whose development the regiment played a significant role; at other times, they use more conventional "birds" and rely on darkness and skill. The book's action scenes are numerous and spine-tingling, its portraits of men living a life of danger absorbing, and the regiment's sadly long roll of honor distinctly moving. Roland Green
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004GJW51S
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Dutton Caliber (December 28, 2006)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 28, 2006
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1071 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 372 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Kevin Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars knowing the unknown NIGHT STALKERS DON'T QUIT
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 18, 2013
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Ken R
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reading about a Special Forces Unit. I hope they can follow it up. Highly recommended.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 29, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book
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carl
5.0 out of 5 stars A real nail biter
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Franco Nocera
4.0 out of 5 stars Libro che racconta efficacemente i Night Stalkers ed il loro lavoro.
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