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Chopper: A History of America Military Helicopter Operators from WWII to the War on Terro

Chopper: A History of America Military Helicopter Operators from WWII to the War on Terro
author: Robert F. Dorr
name: Matthew
average rating: 3.62
book published: 2005
rating: 2
read at: 2017/05/10
date added: 2017/05/10
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What started as a promising exploration of helicopter operations through US military history quickly devolved into a monotonous collection of personal histories by the men who flew them. As a fellow helo pilot, I certainly respect the men and their stories, but I felt that they were not done enough justice with a simple transcription. Dorr makes no effort to inject any wordsmithing and instead only serves to define the alphabet soup of military aviation acronyms and casually introduce each recollection. On its own, each of the stories is fascinating and insightful, but as the only source in a historical exploration, there is a lot to be desired!

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Tallyho in the Squat

Tallyho in the Squat
author: Asa Ingram
name: Matthew
average rating: 5.00
book published: 2014
rating: 0
read at: 2017/01/02
date added: 2017/01/02
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The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told: Twenty Gripping Tales of Heroism and Bravery

The Greatest Search and Rescue Stories Ever Told: Twenty Gripping Tales of Heroism and Bravery
author: Joseph Cummins
name: Matthew
average rating: 3.40
book published: 2002
rating: 2
read at: 2016/09/18
date added: 2016/09/18
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To be honest, most of the stories read like technical manuals or incident reports. There is little character development to keep me interested or even engaged in the subjects. The 9/11/01 account from Der Spiegel was probably the most interesting, as it was actually written with a strong narrative in mind. As a primer on the world of SAR, it’s good I suppose–but for light reading, I would just as soon pass.

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The Race (Isaac Bell, #4)

The Race (Isaac Bell, #4)
author: Clive Cussler
name: Matthew
average rating: 3.91
book published: 2011
rating: 4
read at: 2015/04/28
date added: 2016/01/27
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This was my first foray into the Isaac Bell adventures and I was not disappointed! The book read like a serial adventure plucked right out of the headlines from the turn of the 20th century. Cussler and Scott did a great job of bringing the fledgling days of aviation to life with bombastic characters, damsels in distress, glorious fisticuffs, and thrilling acts of daring-do! My only regret is that it took me nearly a year to finish it.

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The Dilbert Principle : A Cubicle’s-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions

The Dilbert Principle : A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads & Other Workplace Afflictions
author: Scott Adams
name: Matthew
average rating: 3.92
book published: 1996
rating: 5
read at: 2015/04/28
date added: 2015/04/28
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Small Business Is Like a Bunch of Bananas

Small Business Is Like a Bunch of Bananas
author: Jim Blasingame
name: Matthew
average rating: 2.50
book published: 2001
rating: 2
read at: 2014/12/02
date added: 2014/12/02
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Temple

Temple
author: Matthew Reilly
name: Matthew
average rating: 3.77
book published: 1999
rating: 3
read at: 2014/11/30
date added: 2014/11/30
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