Vietnam War Zalin Grant Over the Beach

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Over the Beach

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The story of the air war over Hanoi and Haiphong as it was lived by Navy pilots flying off the U.S.S. Oriskany, which centers on the bombing of the same bridge on the same day in 1966, 1967, and 1972

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Zalin Grant reported from Vietnam for Time and The New Republic. Author of Survivors and other works, he divides his time between Paris and Washington.

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As a Time correspondent, Grant (Survivors frequently visited the fighter pilots who flew missions over North Vietnam from the carrier Oriskany, and interviewed many of them anew after the war. The material he collected, combined with diligent research and considerable journalistic talent, comprises a first-class account of an important aspect of the war that has not received major attention. The pilots are portrayed in a dimensional way rarely found in war literature, and Grant conveys vividly what it was like to live through intense anti-aircraft fire, dogfights with MIGs, downing and rescue (as well as downing and capture) and psychic burnout. This is more than an air-combat book, however: the author follows the course of disagreements between the high command and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara over the usefulness of the air war, the reaction of the pilots to charges of bombing civilian areas, the struggle of a pilot's widow to confirm that he has been killed and then to reconcile herself to his death. First serial to Vietnam Veterans of America; Military Book Club dual main selection.
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