Sherman Baldwin. New York, NY: Morrow, 1996. 258 pp. Gloss. $23.50 ($21.15).
Reviewed by Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn U.S. Navy (Retired)
This is a great read for anyone who wants to know, or would like to share with a friend, what it feels like to fly from an aircraft carrier in combat. Those who have been there will say, "He tells it like I always wished 1 could.” For those who have not been there it describes in eminently readable style the challenge, the thrill, and the moments of self-doubt—all with great accuracy and detail. It’s also a revelation for those fighter and attack people who may think they’re the only ones who ever see any excitement. The Prowlers airborne in the war zone, amid surface-to-air missiles and flak and bandit threats, “been there, done that,” too.