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He was sent to Europe and killed in March They had a son, Robert, Jr. This collection consists of Harriet A. Earhart's diary from ; letters from Robert to Harriet from and ; and letters from Harriet to Robert, returned unopened and marked "Deceased," from Also included are a few letters to Harriet from others. Alexander in This collection includes manuscript letters from Samuel Harms while traveling in Europe, ; a five-year diary of Dorothy Harms Alexander detailing her courtship and wedding as well as the progress of the war between and ; and manuscript letters from Dorothy to her parents in Elizabeth J.
This collection includes diaries written between and which include photographs, programs, clippings, and correspondence. I have been guilty of this. Luckily, I have some wonderful friends who are teaching me how to do this. This applies especially to my mother, whose strength I never truly understood until now.
I think all parents struggle with this—how and when do you apply the lessons of the past, and what do you do when your best-laid plans fail. Is there a community of Navy husbands?
The War at Home deviates in many ways from the typical image of military life. In addition to your book, are there any other depictions in film or literature that you feel accurately portray your experience? We build fast and we take risks in how much we reveal and how deeply we trust, risks a normal friendship would take years to earn. What support have you provided to other newly arrived military wives? What lessons have you shared? What support have I provided and what lessons have I shared? I believe in meal trees. About the best I can do is be a sounding board.
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What is your writing process? Is there anything you have learned through the experience of publishing this book that influences how you approach your writing now? I write while my kids are napping or late at night, and sometimes on the weekends I can steal a couple of hours to myself in the local library. Side note to coffee shops: please turn the music down. I promise to buy more coffee if you do. What appeals to you about writing nonfiction? Could you imagine writing in a different genre in the future? What is your next project? Often I find all of this in nonfiction, plus that added element of someone grappling with their notion of the truth and their responsibility to it.
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Add to Cart. About The War at Home A portrait of the strains of a military marriage and meditation on what it means to be left behind—a brave account of the challenges facing the wife of a Naval fighter pilot. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. David Heatley. Plagued by Fire. Paul Hendrickson. Beautiful Scars. Jeff Tweedy.
Jerome Robbins, by Himself. Jerome Robbins. Casey Gerald. Heirs of the Founders. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. The Hollywood Kid. Oscar Martinez and Juan Martinez. Our Rainbow Queen. I listened to the audiobook version from Audible read by John Pruden who did an excellent job. No mispronunciations of military terms one sometimes finds in similar audiobooks and the combat scenes are read in a way that have you feeling you're in the cockpit.
Oct 29, Michaela Eby rated it it was amazing. I received this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I was thoroughly impressed by the author's style of writing and his ability to convey emotion while still stating raw facts. Hampton allowed for me as the reader to understand terminology that I otherwise may have not been able to fully comprehend. He made me feel as though I was viewing the scenes and events through his eyes. Overall, it was a very impressive read and I look forward to reading more of Dan Hampton's work!
Apr 29, Aly rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook , I enjoyed this more than I though I would. I don't usually read non fiction books and find them boring, but this had a lot of action and kept me engaged for the most part. There were a lot of stories of missions that had a crazy amount of detail and felt like I was there.
Dan obviously told things as he saw them and experienced them, so there was some racism and language, but that made it his story and more authentic. A couple spots were boring because they were about the history of planes or th I enjoyed this more than I though I would. A couple spots were boring because they were about the history of planes or the airforce and I didn't so much care about that. Dan and his fellow pilots come across as very cocky and I don't know that I would've liked him back then, but it is a very difficult process to become a fighter pilot and hard to stay alive, so I'm sure they earned a bit of the cockiness.
The narrator was great and I definitely recommend the audio. My thought on reading the back of the book was that it would have stories about the author on his many combat missions as a Wild Weasel. I'm drawn to the Weasel missions, as these guys are serious about killing SAMs and protecting other air assets. It takes a lot to poke your head up in order to get shot at. But the author is a horrible writer. While he is highly successful as a fighter pilot, it is this fact that blinds him to everything else in the world.
To him, there are fighter pilots and th My thought on reading the back of the book was that it would have stories about the author on his many combat missions as a Wild Weasel. To him, there are fighter pilots and then the rest of the population. He pounds again and again that since he has his wings, he is special. He belittles our allies France especially and shoves his politics front and center when discussing historical facts.
He believes President Clinton used Kosovo as a distraction from his impeachment and that President Bush was courageous in not leaving the classroom for Air Force One as the Twin Towers fell. Arrogant doesn't even begin to describe the tinted glasses he wears. What pains me is that his attitude doesn't represent the Air Force as a whole. Most of the men and women in the service are nice and quite professional. They are there to learn and do their job. I know, as my dad was a maintainer of aircraft for many, many years.
It was his job to make sure those pilots had planes that didn't fall out of the sky, as their lives are on the line.
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It was serious stuff, yet here the author wants to piss on everyone not a USAF fighter pilot. For my last point, I'd put his bravery and skills up against a CSAR or combat medic helicopter pilot. Those folks go into a hot LZ to get the wounded out. I've met them. They are not arrogant, they are quite nice and easy to talk to. Read the biography of Robin Olds for a better view of fighter pilots View 2 comments.
Dan Hampton gives a pretty thorough account of his time in the Air Force, and does so with a great mix of suspense, danger, and humor. This is not just a book about flight, as Lt. Hampton recounts stories from his perspective of bureaucracy and his experiences in combat in foreign lands. With the mystery surrounding the fate and whereabouts of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH, I thought this book would detail the unique perspective of a pilot, especially one who has to make snap life-or-death Lt.
With the mystery surrounding the fate and whereabouts of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH, I thought this book would detail the unique perspective of a pilot, especially one who has to make snap life-or-death decisions. I was not disappointed. To say Lt. Hampton underwent an extreme amount of stress in his "day job," so to speak, is an understatement. And, while that is a very different life than a commercial airline pilot, it does lend some insight into control of such a high-precision piece of machinery, and the pressure to have such control, the likes of which most people will never know.
Apart from the flight stories, Lt. Hampton comes across as a very noble, hard-nosed figure. There are enough funny anecdotes within this memoir to keep the reader loose, while mixing in a tremendous amount of very stressful tales, ranging from dodging anti-aircraft fire, to having run critically low on fuel while in the not-so-friendly skies.
There are definitely some white-knuckler stories in here that will stay with me for quite a while. The general public takes virtually everything about Lt. Hampton's life for granted; his career is filled with life-threatening situations, his tools of the trade are just as dangerous, and flight in general is a risky proposition, at minimum.
Reading this book truly makes you appreciate the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces and all that they do for people like you and I. Aug 01, Michael Flanagan rated it liked it Shelves: iraq , biography. While this was an entertaining read about the career of one of the top F pilots, I found his arrogance held me back from really enjoying this book. The author gives a great background to the plane and the missions he flew.
His main role being a "Wild Weasel" pilot.
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This involves flying around trying to get a SAM fire at you so your wingman can take it out. I have a new found respect for F pilots after reading this back and was in awe of the skill and dedication it takes to fly one of these While this was an entertaining read about the career of one of the top F pilots, I found his arrogance held me back from really enjoying this book.
I have a new found respect for F pilots after reading this back and was in awe of the skill and dedication it takes to fly one of these planes. But like I said his arrogance shines through in many parts of the book and if I was a pilot of some of the other aircraft he talks about I would be more than annoyed. He tries to pass his arrogance off as confidence but I don't buy it. Still it was an enjoyable read giving you a great feel of what it is like to be a pilot during war time in this great plane.
Sep 13, Judy rated it really liked it. This non-fiction book was packed with action! I admit I skimmed through parts of it because of the technical language, however, it provided a great insight to US military air flying and tactics. I also appreciate that Hampton wrote this himself and never included any classified information regarding personnel, missions or locations. Bravo to him. I also liked his tone throughout the book - adding his perspective on how things ran stateside, what bases were like around the world and his sense of This non-fiction book was packed with action!
I also liked his tone throughout the book - adding his perspective on how things ran stateside, what bases were like around the world and his sense of humor. This was a book a little outside my usual read, but I'm glad I picked it up and learned a few things about F fighter jets. Oh - and Dan Hampton is not a bad looking guy - be sure to check out all of his flight suit pictures think Maverick only taller in the middle.
Dec 20, Jon rated it really liked it. Hard to write a specific book review. This is a real combat pilots narrative of his time flying the F Fighter jet. Very detailed and very descriptive. Col Dan Hampton knows of what he speaks. He was there. The F is called the Fighting Falcon. Nice catchy name. But to the pilots it was known as "The Viper". Much more appropriate as you will see. You have to read the book to understand the Colonel's last sentence, but I have a good friend who was a fighter pilot in Vietnam. He will know w Hard to write a specific book review.
He will know what this means Thank you, Col. Hampton, to you and all your comrades. Aug 27, Laurent rated it did not like it Shelves: audiobooks , books. The author's head is so inflated it's a wonder he got it in a cockpit. He seems to genuinely believe anyone that isn't a fighter pilot including any other kind of pilot is a stick insect that can be trodden on - and crushed mercilessly. Jun 18, Chris rated it did not like it. The arrogance of this guy is staggering.
Even Chuck Yeager didn't pat himself on the back this much! Hampton should take note View 1 comment. Oct 14, Craig rated it it was amazing Recommended to Craig by: Andy. Shelves: military. The prologue captured me. Well written, easy to read.
Even reading about his training is interesting and engaging. This was a good book, loaded with entertaining and action packed stories. Well worth reading and enjoying! Jul 30, Jonn rated it really liked it.
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Was pretty good for a memoirs, but tends to forget about support personnel until the end. Also, his view and definition of a warrior is questionable. Pretty good book with fun stories and interesting insight into the mind of a fighter jocky. Feb 15, Collin Stewart rated it really liked it. A well written account of the life of a fighter pilot.