This is a second-hand copy of the book The Ravens: Pilots of the Secret War of Laos by Christopher Robbins.
Condition: this is a used book in good condition. It is minor shelf wear and someone's name/signature on the first page.
Publisher: Asia Books Year: 2005 (5th printing) ISBN: 9789748303413 Format: paperback Pages: 476 Weight: 479 grams Condition: used (good)
From the blurb:
A Thriller-War Adventure with One Significant Difference: Everything that Robbins Reports Actually Happened.
Officially the war in Laos did not exist. Both North Vietnam and the USA denied they had troops there. In fact, thousands of North Vietnamese were invading the country and pouring down the Ho Chi Minh Trail on their way to the South, and the Americans were fighting a vigorous war against them from the air, and on the ground via the CIA-led Meo (Hmong) tribesmen.
The Ravens were the American pilots, all volunteers, who flew through heavy groundfire to identify targets and call in air strikes. Their mission was top-secret. They wore no uniform and carried no identification. Mavericks to a man, they accepted the murderous casualty rates in return for a life of unrestricted flying and fighting. They did their job with extraordinary skill and crazy courage, and with a zany humor all of their own. This is their story...
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