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Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan

Author: Amber Smith
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto : Atria Books, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Atria books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"A memoir of active combat by an elite female helicopter pilot stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan vividly describes her division's high-risk battles and the ways they were challenged to perform under extreme duress, sharing additional insights into her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated unit, "--NoveList.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Amber (Amber Lane), 1981-
Danger close.
New York : Atria Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016031086
Named Person: Amber Smith; Amber Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amber Smith
ISBN: 9781501116384 150111638X 9781501116391 1501116398
OCLC Number: 953175436
Description: xvi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Amber Smith.

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"A memoir of active combat by an elite female helicopter pilot stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan vividly describes her division's high-risk battles and the ways they were challenged to perform under extreme duress, sharing additional insights into her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated unit, "--NoveList.

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