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Tomcat Rio Book
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1510748237
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Summary: From Topgun to Squadron Command You’re in the cockpit of the legendary F-14 Tomcat fighter, blazing along at twice the speed of sound seven miles above the ocean and the carrier that hurled you off its deck. You’re practicing dogfighting with “aggressors,” guys on your side flying F-16s. You’re patrolling the tense skies above Iraq, and with the push of a button you can launch the 100-mile Phoenix missile that can blow a foe to scrap before you even see him. You are an expert in fighter tactics and aircraft carrier operations, and it all leads to your command of an F-14 fighter squadron of more than three hundred people. Sounds like a week’s worth of daydreams, but it’s all real-life in the career of Dave “Bio” Baranek, and he shares it with you in the exciting, superbly crafted new book, Tomcat Rio. Dave – callsign “Bio” – pulled his readers into the exciting world of the F-14 and the Navy’s TOPGUN program with his popular books Topgun Days and Before Topgun Days. Now he’s back with the rest of the story, as he reaches the top level of expertise and proves it, not just in graded competitions but also where it counts, where you shoot at them and they shoot at you. Dave also shares the challenges he faced. A deadly foe called complacency. Learning a whole new mission late in his career. The unexpected trials that come with leading a squadron in the dynamic environment of Naval Aviation. This third volume is full of adventures, lessons, and inspiration. If you are a casual reader, you’ll turn the last page as a dedicated Tomcat fan. To make it all even more real, Tomcat Rio includes dozens of Bio’s best and most acclaimed photos. Photographer George Hall hailed one shot as “one of the best Tomcat photos ever taken.” In words and pictures, Bio immerses you in rich detail. He pipes you aboard as a member of an F-14 squadron. You share the camaraderie of Type A personalities. You plan risky missions, going toe-to-toe against America’s most volatile foes. You can almost smell the pungent jet exhaust, almost feel the gut-wrenching G’s of a dogfight, as Tomcat Rio pitches you into the thick of it as only Bio can tell it. Strap in! You’re going for one fantastic ride.

Topgun Days Book by Dave Baranek

Topgun Days Book
  • Author : Dave Baranek
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Category: Transportation
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 1620878623
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Summary: Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial group to rise to become an instructor at the navy's elite Fighter Weapons School. As a Topgun instructor, Bio was responsible for teaching the best fighter pilots of the Navy and Marine Corps how to be even better. He schooled them in the classroom and then went head-to-head with them in the skies. Then, in August 1985, Bio was assigned to combine his day-to-day flight duties with participation in a Pentagon-blessed project to film action footage for a major Hollywood movie focusing on the lives, loves, heartbreaks, and triumphs of young fighter pilots: Top Gun. Bio soon found himself riding in limousines to attend gala premieres, and being singled out by giggling teenagers and awed schoolboys who recognized the name "Topgun" on his T-shirts. The book ends with his reflections on his career as a skilled naval aviator and his enduring love of flight. The paperback and Kindle editions include more than fifty rare full color photographs of fighter jets in action.

Before Topgun Days Book by Dave Baranek

Before Topgun Days Book
  • Author : Dave Baranek
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN Code: 1634506561
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Summary: Becoming the best doesn’t happen overnight; you’ve got to work for it. Before becoming an instructor in the Navy’s Topgun program, Dave “Bio” Baranek was just another kid with a dream. Upon graduating from college, he joined the Navy with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot. But, his eyesight waning, he knew that he would never be able to reach that goal. Undaunted, he plowed ahead and found his niche as a radar intercept operator in the backseat of the sleek, new Grumman F-14 Tomcat. Join Baranek in Before Topgun Days as he takes you along for this greatest, most exciting time of his young life: training to become a naval flight officer. Taking place before the events recounted in his previous memoir, Topgun Days, Baranek brings to life the anxieties and excitement of entering the fast-paced world of fighter jocks. From a green recruit to an experienced flyer, discover what it took to become a Topgun instructor. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat Book by Tom Cooper,Farzad Bishop

Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat Book
  • Author : Tom Cooper,Farzad Bishop
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-11-20
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 178200761X
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Summary: So formidable an opponent did the Iraqi airforce consider the F-14 that during the Iran-Iraq war, they ordered their pilots not to engage F-14s and the presence of one in an area was usually enough to empty it of Iraqi aircraft. Officially losses where tiny; only one F-14 was lost in aerial combat (to a MiG-21), one to a control problem and one downed by a ground-to-air missile. This book looks at the F-14's Iranian combat history and includes first hand accounts from the pilots themselves. It will consider key engagements and the central figures involved, illustrating the realities, successes and failures of the Iranian air campaign.

Grumman F-14 Tomcat Book by Dave Parsons,George Hall,Bob Lawson

Grumman F-14 Tomcat Book
  • Author : Dave Parsons,George Hall,Bob Lawson
  • Publisher : Zenith Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-10
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 1610602617
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Summary: For thirty-five years of active naval service, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was the foremost air superiority fighter of the Cold War, with continuing service as a fighter-bomber in the Gulf Wars. Two hundred thousand sailors, both pilots and "ground" crew, served in F-14 squadrons with the Tomcat over its decades of flight. This book is a grand remembrance of this great aircraft by those who flew it. Hundreds of pilots have included their favorite stories of the missions and planes that brought them home. Two hundred exceptional color photographs show the F-14 on the deck, in the air, and over the sea.

Punk's War Book by Ward Carroll

Punk's War Book
  • Author : Ward Carroll
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1612515533
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Summary: An F-14 aviator takes his readers into the cockpits, ready-rooms, and bunkrooms of today's Navy to show what it's like to fight in a time of so-called peace. From the opening chapter where a Tomcat fighter squadron's commanding officer botches an intercept of a hostile Iranian F-4 to the final uplifting scene, his novel reveals the inner workings of the military as only an insider can. It is a thriller without an airshow groupie's pretense, a fighter pilot's story as honest as it is riveting. The action is gripping and authentic, yet it punctuates rather than drives the plot. Seldom has fiction been so real. Punk's War is part adventure tale, part introspective commentary. Adopting the tone of the quixotic lieutenants who populate its pages, the novel helps us understand the pressures on this new generation of warfighters. Along the way we are introduced to an engaging cast of characters: a self-centered careerist squadron commander hell-bent on fixing his tainted professional reputation; a reluctant air-wing commander more suited for life within the walls of the Pentagon than on a flight deck at sea; a battle-group commander reared in the art of driving ships, but thrust into the snap decision matrix of supersonic jets; and a host of junior officers. Seeking only the ideals they were promised, these technology-savvy aviators are products of pop culture, unimpressed by rank for its own sake and unresponsive to petitions in the name of the profession's lofty mottos. Unlike other books about the business of flying from aircraft carriers, this novel provides serious food for thought about leadership and retention--what motivates young people to keep doing what they do despite the dangers, disappointments, and personal sacrifices. Best-selling novelist Stephen Coonts describes the author as Tom Clancy crossed with Joseph Heller, his book as a refreshing twist on the military thriller.

The F-14 Tomcat Book by Terry C. Treadwell

The F-14 Tomcat Book
  • Author : Terry C. Treadwell
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2019-05-15
  • Category: Transportation
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 1445686406
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Summary: With a wealth of illustrations, Terry Treadwell tells the story of this famous aircraft - The F-14 Tomcat.

Grumman F-14 Tomcat Book by Dave Parsons,George Hall,Bob Lawson

Grumman F-14 Tomcat Book
  • Author : Dave Parsons,George Hall,Bob Lawson
  • Publisher : Zenith Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-10
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 1610602617
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Summary: For thirty-five years of active naval service, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was the foremost air superiority fighter of the Cold War, with continuing service as a fighter-bomber in the Gulf Wars. Two hundred thousand sailors, both pilots and "ground" crew, served in F-14 squadrons with the Tomcat over its decades of flight. This book is a grand remembrance of this great aircraft by those who flew it. Hundreds of pilots have included their favorite stories of the missions and planes that brought them home. Two hundred exceptional color photographs show the F-14 on the deck, in the air, and over the sea.

US Navy F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom Book by Tony Holmes

US Navy F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom Book
  • Author : Tony Holmes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-11-20
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 1782006702
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Summary: Since the limited Desert Fox campaign against Iraq in December 1998, the Tomcat has been integral to virtually all combat operations involving the US Navy in the Arabian Gulf. Indeed, on every carrier deployment to the Persian Gulf since Desert Fox, the F-14 unit(s) on station has ventured into 'The Sand Box' over southern Iraq and prosecuted targets operating in contravention to United Nations security council resolutions. This book covers the F-14 Operation Iraqi Freedom actions against battlefield targets and integrated air defence sites, command and control centres, regime leadership targets and military installations in Baghdad, Tikrit, Mosul and Kirkuk.

Kafka on the Shore Book by Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore Book
  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2005-01-18
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1400044812
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Summary: Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey.

Tanker Pilot Book by Mark Hasara

Tanker Pilot Book
  • Author : Mark Hasara
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1501181688
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Summary: From a veteran air-refueling expert who flew missions for over two decades during the Cold War, Gulf War, and Iraq War comes a thrilling eyewitness account of modern warfare, with inspirational stories and crucial lessons for people on the battlefield, in boardrooms, and in their everyday lives. Get a glimpse of life in the pilot’s seat and experience modern air warfare directly from a true American hero. Lt. Col Mark Hasara—who has twenty-four years’ experience in flying missions around the world—provides keen and eye-opening insights on success and failure, and emphasizes the importance of always being willing to learn. He provides twelve essential lessons based on his wartime experience and his own personal photographs from his missions during the Cold War, Gulf War, and Iraq War. With a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Rush Limbaugh, this is a military memoir not to be missed.

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Volume 6 Book by Yuri Kitayama

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Volume 6 Book
  • Author : Yuri Kitayama
  • Publisher : J-Novel Club
  • Release Date : 2019-08-12
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1718328109
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Summary: The threat approaches Amande—and the boy steps into the center stage once more! After successfully rescuing Celia from her less-than-ideal political marriage, Rio travels to the trade city of Amande to stock up on supplies and gather information about the hero summonings. In order to fulfill Celia's wish of informing her father of her safety, Rio attempts to infiltrate the Claire estate. Meanwhile, on her way back to Amande from attending the wedding, Liselotte runs into unforeseen trouble with Princess Flora and Sakata, the Beltrum hero!

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Volume 3 Book by Yuri Kitayama

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Volume 3 Book
  • Author : Yuri Kitayama
  • Publisher : J-Novel Club
  • Release Date : 2019-02-04
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1718328044
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Summary: The secret of Rio's birth is revealed in his parents' hometown! After bidding farewell to his comfortable life in the village of the spirit folk, Rio finally reaches his destination: his parents' homeland, the Yagumo region. He arrives in a small village in the country of Karasuki, where he has a fateful encounter with his paternal grandmother, Yuba, and his older cousin, Ruri. After being told that his parents' past cannot be revealed until just the right moment, Rio decides to remain in the village for the time being, and spends his time devising ways to improve the village's quality of life!

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Volume 4 Book by Yuri Kitayama

Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles Volume 4 Book
  • Author : Yuri Kitayama
  • Publisher : J-Novel Club
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1718328060
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Summary: Hidden from view, a past life and a present life collide — and Rio meets a girl as beautiful as spring! After leaving Karasuki, his parents’ homeland, Rio travels to the spirit village where Latifa and the others are waiting. After receiving a fiercely warm welcome from the spirit folk, Rio heads toward the Strahl region to gather information. On the way, he is guided by large pillars of light to save three people nearly captured as slaves... one of whom is Rio's previous life’s — Amakawa Haruto's first love!

Topgun Book by Dan Pedersen

Topgun Book
  • Author : Dan Pedersen
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0316416274
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Summary: NATIONAL BESTSELLER "If you loved the movie, you will love the real story in the book." -- Fox & Friends On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the "Topgun" Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. When American fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. On a shoestring budget and with little support, Pedersen picked eight of the finest pilots to help train a new generation to bend jets like the F-4 Phantom to their will and learn how to dogfight all over again. What resulted was nothing short of a revolution -- one that took young American pilots from the crucible of combat training in the California desert to the blistering skies of Vietnam, in the process raising America's Navy combat kill ratio from two enemy planes downed for every American plane lost to more than 22 to 1. Topgun emerged not only as an icon of America's military dominance immortalized by Hollywood but as a vital institution that would shape the nation's military strategy for generations to come. Pedersen takes readers on a colorful and thrilling ride -- from Miramar to Area 51 to the decks of aircraft carriers in war and peace-through a historic moment in air warfare. He helped establish a legacy that was built by him and his "Original Eight" -- the best of the best -- and carried on for six decades by some of America's greatest leaders. Topgun is a heartfelt and personal testimony to patriotism, sacrifice, and American innovation and daring.

Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat Book by Tom Cooper,Farzad Bishop

Iranian F-14 Tomcat Units in Combat Book
  • Author : Tom Cooper,Farzad Bishop
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-11-20
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 178200761X
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Summary: So formidable an opponent did the Iraqi airforce consider the F-14 that during the Iran-Iraq war, they ordered their pilots not to engage F-14s and the presence of one in an area was usually enough to empty it of Iraqi aircraft. Officially losses where tiny; only one F-14 was lost in aerial combat (to a MiG-21), one to a control problem and one downed by a ground-to-air missile. This book looks at the F-14's Iranian combat history and includes first hand accounts from the pilots themselves. It will consider key engagements and the central figures involved, illustrating the realities, successes and failures of the Iranian air campaign.

F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedom Book by Tony Holmes

F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Enduring Freedom Book
  • Author : Tony Holmes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-11-20
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 1782006737
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Summary: The legendary F-14 Tomcat was the weapon of choice to strike against the enemies of the United States in the wake of the September 11 attacks, with F-14s flying thousands of bombing missions on al-Qaeda and Taliban positions. Written by aviation expert Tony Holmes, this book explores the F-14 pilots and aircraft involved in Operation Enduring Freedom, with insights into the tactical approach and strategic aims provided by officers. Exclusive access to mission reports, combat diaries, fullcolour artwork and photographs from the author's collection reveal the battle experiences of the most famous modern fast jet.

US Navy F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom Book by Tony Holmes

US Navy F-14 Tomcat Units of Operation Iraqi Freedom Book
  • Author : Tony Holmes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-11-20
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 1782006702
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Summary: Since the limited Desert Fox campaign against Iraq in December 1998, the Tomcat has been integral to virtually all combat operations involving the US Navy in the Arabian Gulf. Indeed, on every carrier deployment to the Persian Gulf since Desert Fox, the F-14 unit(s) on station has ventured into 'The Sand Box' over southern Iraq and prosecuted targets operating in contravention to United Nations security council resolutions. This book covers the F-14 Operation Iraqi Freedom actions against battlefield targets and integrated air defence sites, command and control centres, regime leadership targets and military installations in Baghdad, Tikrit, Mosul and Kirkuk.

The Coup Maker Book by Caleb Havebond

The Coup Maker Book
  • Author : Caleb Havebond
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-01-11
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN Code: 1469132400
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Summary: Colonel James Carlton, a decorated veteran pilot of the United States Air Force in the Vietnam War, is haunted by a nightmarish event that occurred one, deep behind enemy lines in the ravaged jungles of Vietnam, perpetrated by men within Americas shadow Government. Victor Matine is a clandestine C.I.A covert operative, known as an untouchable; Victor carries out the Agencies various black bag operations around the world in his illustrious thirty eight year career. Colonel Carlton is an F-4 Phantom fighter pilot stationed out of the 433rd tactical fighting wing in Ubon Thailand, whilst on a routine bombing mission he is shot down and safely ejects into the jungle, leading him into a perilous situation below.

The Trigger Book by Arthur C. Clarke,Michael Kube-McDowell

The Trigger Book
  • Author : Arthur C. Clarke,Michael Kube-McDowell
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release Date : 2012-11-30
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN Code: 0795325908
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Summary: A “thought-provoking, suspenseful” political sci-fi thriller from the authors of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis (Library Journal). In the near future, a team of scientists who intend to create an anti-gravity device inadvertently develop something far more powerful—a mechanism that can render guns and bombs virtually harmless. Their creation, “The Trigger,” causes nitrate-based bombs and explosives to detonate automatically. The idealistic scientists who envision the benevolent use of their great invention soon discover that even protective weaponry comes with its own moral trade-offs. Soon, every faction of the gun industry is involved—politicians, manufacturers, lobbyist, military—and the scientists must fight to keep the weapon out of violent hands. While negotiating this tricky territory, they realize that not even those with the best intentions can be trusted. There are no easy answers in this thriller that “lend[s] the familiar issue of gun control new urgency and excitement” (Publishers Weekly).