Review: A HUNDRED FEET OVER HELL by Jim Hooper

Here are excerpts from a couple more reviews of A Hundred Feet Over Hell by Jim Hooper posted as part of the Vietnam War Reading Challenge.  Click the links to read the full reviews.

Sandy from You’ve GOTTA read this! says, “I’ve ridden in one of these airplanes; my dad owned and flew one on the farm in the ’70’s. These are little more than motorized tin cans with some wings and plastic windows. The very idea that these pilots would fly into some of the most hostile terrain in the war, scribbling radio frequencies and coordinates with wax pencils on the windows, communicating with troops under fire and ground control, in zero-visibility weather, literally hanging out of their windows shooting weapons and throwing grenades, all at only hundreds of feet above the ground in mountainous territory and with plumes of napalm exploding around them…it is terrifying. These boys had nerves of steel.”

Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit says, “Hooper has captured the essence of these men and their time in Vietnam from their crazy stunts to the moments when they feared for their lives.  Through alternating points of view the stories unfold quickly as one man feeds off and expands on the story being told by their friend and colleague.  Readers will meet characters like Doc Clement and Charlie Finch, but these men are not characters, but real human beings who lived through the harsh realities of war.”

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Review: AUSCHWITZ: A HISTORY by Sybille Steinbacher

auschwitzMissDaisyAnne from MissDaisyAnne’s Garden recently posted a review of Auschwitz:  A History by Sybille Steinbacher.  Here’s a snippet:

This book is a detailed history of Auschwitz, the concentration camp, and the town of Auschwitz.  Auschwitz or Osweicim was first mentioned in writing in 1178, it saw many upheavals in the history of the town and the area it was in, sometimes being under German influence, or Polish. Jews are first recorded as being in this area in the mid 1400’s. In the later half of the 19TH century most of the Jewish community were professionals, many owned a business; while the Catholic community was almost all farming related. In early September of 1939 Germany invaded Poland and Auschwitz was taken.

You can read the entire review here.

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