- File Size: 933 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 19, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019LEPLN6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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- #29 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > Historical > Military & Wars > Cold War
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What Did You Do in the Cold War, Dad? Kindle Edition
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Then there is the second part of the book. It seemed to be a disjointed selection of essays on military history, and some of the colorful Military characters from the 20th century. No doubt the selection mirrored the Author’s interests. My favorite was about David Hackworth.
I rate a book on whether or not I was entertained. Yes, most definitely. This book will not appeal to everyone. It is heavy on military jargon and acronyms. Although the author does take great pains to describe the acronym I sometimes forgot them as I was reading. Lastly, this doesn’t really matter to me but it may to others, good editing, well written and easy to read. Fine job Army Dog.
"What Did You Do in the Cold War, Dad?" is two-thirds memoir, and Trainor writes it with a robust energy and sparkling wit. His reminiscences of his time in the Army Security Agency in Europe describe both the boredom and frustration of dealing with entrenched bureaucracy and the earnest paranoia and urgency of the Cold War. I found it very entertaining and insightful, a combination too rare.
The remaining third of the book is a collection of Trainor's essays and biographies of military history and personalities. It was interesting stuff that I found less engaging without the writer's first-hand witness. Still, the addenda infuse the memoir with helpful background, and is well included in the book.
The Cold War was unique. This read is well worth spending a few hours to go back in time and relive some of those Army (and personal) moments that made it so.
It was a good read, although as he states ASA ended in 1977 ?
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