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SON OF THUNDER

Wetterling, J. D.

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ISBN 10: 0963073184 / ISBN 13: 9780963073181
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Librería: Articles of War Ltd (Silver City, NM, Estados Unidos de America)

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Rivilo Books, Bluffington SC, 1998. first US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 x 9, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 278 pages, map. AUTOGRAPHED EDITION - signed by the author on the half title page to a Colonel.------------------------------------- 21 July 1968, Republic of Vietnam.It's a beautiful Sunday morning for a baptism by fire. John Ellsworth, a rookie F-100 pilot, is right where he wants to be—a country boy flying a jet fighter in a war to save a small nation of peasant farmers from their Communist enemies. At least that was the initial, official U.S. rationale. Then he stares right down the throat of the Grim Reaper—the barrels of Ho Chi Minh's big antiaircraft guns. Panicked by a target that shoots back, John overreacts\with an evasive maneuver that should tear the wings off the airplane, but somehow he survives to revel in the rapture of being shot at and missed. Flying on the wing of crusty old Lieutenant Colonel Jack English, they leave the anti-aircraft gun site a smoking junkyard of twisted gun barrels, scrap iron and crimson carnage. A good friend, Rock, is not so blessed. He drills a deep, smoking hole on the mountainside, the first of many friends, victims of war, who become one with the dust of Southeast Asia until the end of time.-----------------------------------------------------------At happy hour at Dusty's Pub, the off-duty crash pad for fighter jocks on the beach of the South China Sea, young John, his adrenaline spent, is shaken by his near-death experience. He meets Kate Moffit, an Army nurse. Early on he learns Kate is repulsed by the war—she's a tragic victim. In John she sees a tormented soul beneath his lame attempt at a fearless facade and vows to save the Son of Thunder from himself. But her indomitable opposition to warfare collides with John's aggressive pursuit of victory.then her heart gets in the way.--------------------------------------------------------John has one life and two conflicting loves and all three are in jeopardy, but the swept-wing flame with soul of titanium and steel makes no demands beyond a smooth hand on stick and throttle. Son of Thunder is a story of redemption in a disastrous war that changed the way America thinks about itself, and transformed two strong-willed souls in the process. And it's about the awfulprice of heroism. N° de ref. de la librería 33230

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Título: SON OF THUNDER

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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In a novel about the awful price of heroism, rookie pilot John Ellsworth is eager to liberate Vietnam from its Communist oppressors, while Army nurse Kate Moffit hopes only to rescue John from himself

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J. D. Wetterling is an excellent writer. He tells a gripping story about a fighter pilot's war in Vietnam, the camaraderie of the men and their belief that the cause was just and their actions right, and their growing disillusionment in government. He also tells a wonderful love story, a story about Kate, a nurse who is against the war, and their struggle to accommodate each other. In a real sense J. D. has written a book that helps bring understanding and healing to a very difficult chapter in American history.

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