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Taking Fire

(2001)
The True Story of a Decorated Chopper Pilot
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Nicknamed "Mini-Man" for his diminutive stature, a mere five-foot-three and 125 pounds in his flight boots, chopper pilot Ron Alexander proved to be a giant in the eyes of the men he rescued from the jungles and paddies of Vietnam. With an unswerving concern for every American soldier trapped by enemy fire, and a fearlessness that became legendary, Ron Alexander earned enough official praise to become the second most decorated helicopter pilot of the Vietnam era. Yet, for Ron, the real reward came from plucking his fellow soldiers from harm's way, giving them another chance to get home alive.

In Taking Fire, Alexander and acclaimed military writer Charles Sasser transport you right into the cramped cockpit of a Huey on patrol, offering a bird's eye view of the Vietnam conflict. Packed with riveting action and gritty "you-are-there" dialogue, this outstanding book celebrates the everyday heroism of the chopper pilots of Vietnam.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

July 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Taking Fire: The True Story of a Decorated Chopper Pilot
Author(s): Ron Alexander, Charles W Sasser
ISBN: 0-312-26984-6 / 978-0-312-26984-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Taking Fire: The True Story of a Decorated Chopper Pilot
Author(s): Ron Alexander, Charles W Sasser
ISBN: 0-312-98017-5 / 978-0-312-98017-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Taking Fire: The True Story of a Decorated Chopper Pilot
Author(s): Ron Alexander, Charles W Sasser
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Taking Fire: The True Story of a Decorated Chopper Pilot
Author(s): Ron Alexander, Charles W Sasser
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Taking Fire: The True Story of a Decorated Chopper Pilot
Author(s): Ron Alexander, Charles W Sasser
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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August 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Taking Fire: The True Story of a Decorated Chopper Pilot
Author(s): Ron Alexander, Charles W Sasser
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Taking Fire: The True Story of a Decorated Chopper Pilot
Author(s): Ron Alexander, Charles W Sasser
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA