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The Resource Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq an Afghanistan, by Amber Smith

Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq an Afghanistan, by Amber Smith

Label
Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq an Afghanistan
Title
Danger close
Title remainder
my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq an Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
by Amber Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The inspiring and riveting first-ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan. Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world. One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter -- whose mission, armed reconnaissance, required its pilots to stay low and fly fast, perilously close to the fight -- Smith deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the elite 2-17 Cavalry Regiment, part of the legendary 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles. She rose to Pilot-in-command and Air Mission Commander in the premier Kiowa unit in the Army, repeatedly flying into harm's way during her 2005 and 2008 deployments. In Danger Close, Smith takes us into the heat of battle, enabling readers to feel, hear, and smell the experience of serving as a combat pilot in high-intensity warfare. This is an edge-of-the seat story of learning to perform under pressure and persevere under extreme duress -- both in action against an implacable enemy and within the elite "boy's club" of Army aviation. Smith's unrelenting fight for both mastery and respect delivers universal life-lessons that will be useful to any civilian, from "earning your spurs" as a newbie to "embracing the suck" through setbacks that challenge your self-confidence to learning to trust your gut as a veteran of your profession. Intensely personal, cinematic, poignant, and inspiring, Danger Close is a war story on one hand, and also the story of a brave pilot who fought for and earned a lifetime membership in the ranks of the best of the best
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Amber
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/348
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.766.S625
LC item number
A3 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Biographies and Memoirs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Amber
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • United States
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Women helicopter pilots
  • Helicopter pilots
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Label
Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq an Afghanistan, by Amber Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This is what war feels like -- Born to fly -- Mother Rucker -- Sink or swim -- Hurry up and wait -- Welcome to Iraq -- Better safe than sorry -- Bingo -- Troops in contact -- Friendly fire -- What lies beneath -- Annihilator 24 -- Flying blind -- One last mission -- Screaming eagles -- The crash -- A new war -- Cleared hot -- Shooting to kill -- Cheating death -- War test you -- Goodbye -- Lucky strike -- KIA -- The Tagab -- Handing off the war -- Epilogue: alive
Control code
ocn952982559
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
415 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494016
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016036019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952982559
Label
Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq an Afghanistan, by Amber Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This is what war feels like -- Born to fly -- Mother Rucker -- Sink or swim -- Hurry up and wait -- Welcome to Iraq -- Better safe than sorry -- Bingo -- Troops in contact -- Friendly fire -- What lies beneath -- Annihilator 24 -- Flying blind -- One last mission -- Screaming eagles -- The crash -- A new war -- Cleared hot -- Shooting to kill -- Cheating death -- War test you -- Goodbye -- Lucky strike -- KIA -- The Tagab -- Handing off the war -- Epilogue: alive
Control code
ocn952982559
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
415 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494016
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016036019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952982559

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