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The Ravens: The Men Who Flew in America's Secret War in Laos

Robbins, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0517566125 / ISBN 13: 9780517566121
Editorial: Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1987
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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With 420pp and many photos. Signed by author on half title page. Very clean and tight Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. N° de ref. de la librería 053310

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Título: The Ravens: The Men Who Flew in America's ...

Editorial: Crown Publishers, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: 1st Edition, 1st Printing

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Drawing on materials that were, until recently, classified, this account depicts the intense air war fought over Laos and profiles the "Ravens," the pilots who risked their lives in this little-known field of war.

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The Ravens were American forward air-controllers who directed strikes from vulnerable, low-flying spotter planes, mainly in support of a Meo general named Vang Pao in Laos. "Advised" by the CIA, this fierce warlord fought to keep the North Vietnamese out of the strategic Plain of Jars. Robbins (Air America) conveys the unique flavor of Raven-style combat and also explains how the diplomatic-military dynamics of the clandestine war in Laos fit into the overall American effort in Southeast Asia. The cast of characters is memorable: a swaggering, rowdy bunch of mavericks whom their parent service (the U.S. Air Force) had great difficulty controlling, they seemed to get by on sheer cussedness. According to the author, they suffered the highest casualty rate of the Indochinese War. Robbins describes the poignant plight of displaced Meo/Hmong tribespeople who have settled uneasily in the United Statesincluding General Paoand their ongoing struggle to "propitiate the alien spirits of America." Photos.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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