Reviews: A HUNDRED FEET OVER HELL by Jim Hooper

A Hundred Feet Over Hell by Jim Hooper recently was reviewed by a couple participants in the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.  Here are excerpts from their reviews; click the links to read their complete thoughts.

Bookfoolery and Babble says, “A Hundred Feet Over Hell is nonfiction and I’m sure that will keep a few people from reading it, but if you’re one of those . . . reconsider, please. It’s amazing. The author’s brother was one of the pilots who flew a Bird Dog and he survived a serious injury, so he is among those who tell their stories within the pages of the book. The way it’s written, there is some description by the author but the vast majority of the book is written in first-person accounts of the pilots’ experiences. Sometimes they overlap, so that you get to hear the same story from more than one viewpoint.

I just can’t say enough good things about this book. Well-written text combined with personal accounts so emotional, tense, frightening, moving, funny, sad and shocking that I went from holding my breath to sighing in relief to laughing to wiping away tears. This is absolutely one of the best books I’ve read all year.”

Diary of an Eccentric says, “Hooper puts you right in the plane, and my heart pounding, I rushed through the pages to see how the missions turned out.  I don’t know how these young men — many barely out of high school — could deal with such pressure day in and day out, but they did their jobs well and with heart.”

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**


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