Rolling Thunder

Mark Berent May 03, 2019

Rolling Thunder Mark Berent Rolling Thunder is an historical novel about the decisive role politics played during the Vietnam war Its characters range from men in the field to the Pentagon and the White House Fighter pilots and Special Forces warriors try to do their best but are hampered by President Johnson, Secretary of Defense McNamara, and their staff members who despise the military Only oneRolling Thunder is an historical novel about the decisive role politics played during the Vietnam war Its characters range from men in the field to the Pentagon and the White House Fighter pilots and Special Forces warriors try to do their best but are hampered by President Johnson, Secretary of Defense McNamara, and their staff members who despise the military Only one aging USAF general, who fought in Korea and WWII, is on their side His clashes with his Commander in Chief, Lyndon Johnson, are epic in proportion and startling in content In Rolling Thunder, the time is late 1965 and 1966 in war zone places such as Saigon, Hanoi, Bien Hoa, Da Nang, and Tahkli While back in Washington, LBJ sits over lunch and personally picks bombing targets in an attempt to fight a limited war In Vietnam the war knows no limits.There, as the hostilities escalate, the fates of three men intertwine USAF Captain Court Bannister, overshadowed by a famous movie star father who fought in WWII as a B 17 gunner, driven to confront missiles, MiGs, and nerve grinding bombing raids in order to prove his worth to his comrades and to himselfAir Force First Lieutenant Toby Parker, fresh from the States, who hooks up with an intelligence unit for a lark, and quickly finds his innocence buried away by the lessons of ward Special Forces Colonel Wolf Lochert, who ventures deep into the jungle to rescue a downed pilot only to discover a face of the enemy for which he is unprepared Airline stewardesses come under attack when they are forced to spend the night on a fighter base in Vietnam after their airliner develops a problem.Through their eyes, and those of many others pilots, soldiers, lovers, enemy agents, commanders, politicians, profiteers Rolling Thunder shows us Vietnam as few other books have, or can Berent captures all the intensity and drama of that searing war, and , penetrates to the heart and soul of those who fought it Rolling Thunder rings with authenticity.

Rolling Thunder Mark Berent

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