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Eagle Station

(Wings of War #4)

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It is with good reason that Mark Berent has consistently received praise. Berent, himself a highly decorated pilot, has seen his share of action, having served in the Air Force for more than twenty years and survived three tours of Vietnam.

In his three previous novels, all a part of the continuing saga that Kirkus Reviews has called "One of the best of the Vietnam experien

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Paperback, 388 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Jove (first published May 14th 1992)
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Stephanie Pieck
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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In the fourth installment of the "Wings of War" series, we are plunged into the turmoil, confusion, frustration, and desperation of the Vietnam conflict in 1968. With familiar characters as our guides, as well as a few new ones, Berent captures the reader's interest on the first page and doesn't let go even when the book is over. The author also addresses the experiences of prisoners of war with deep empathy. Clearly, war isn't just men in two groups fighting with each other. There are plenty of ...more
John
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very well written with drama and action.
JoAnn Ainsworth
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kept me interested through all 386 small print pages.
Chuck
Nov 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
I picked up this book because I was looking for a war novel for some undemanding entertainment. Unfortunately this wasn't it. About the only good thing I can say about the book is that the battle at Eagle Station, which took up the last forty or fifty pages of the book was exciting.

It's not that I was expecting a lot out of the book. The one-dimensional characters were what I would expect, as were the US equals good guys, VC and NVA equal the bad guys. I also wasn't expecting particularly well-w
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Scott Holstad
Jun 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
I didn't even make it to the first 100 pages. It was dull. Boring. Bland. I've read plenty of Vietnam books that were gripping, immediately, engaging, enthralling. This was none of that. There was one short piece of action, but not much else. Additionally, the book opens with two first-year Air Force Academy cadets, Dominguez and Tanaka, who are mercilessly harassed/hazed by an upper classman just cause he's a dick. You think these guys are going to be the primary protagonists when the plot shif ...more
David Norris
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This 4th installment of the series continues in realistic excellence. That may be boring for some. Real war told well should be enough excitement. This story does that very well. I admit there are less fighter jets going zoom-zoom and bang-bang, You have to remember the war was on the ground where most of the people are. I continue love following these characters and have already started reading book 5. I bet I will be wishing for a book 6 when it is done.
Ed Schmidt
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The 4th installment of the Rolling Thunder series, a historical fiction book about war and politics in the Vietnam era. This episode follows Court and Wolf as well as some new characters as they attempt to defend a radar sight in Laos, on the border of North Vietnam. It also looks in on the treatment of Major "Flak" Apple, POW.
James Morrissey
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book

another great job by a man who lived the life and didn't get the respect he deserved when he got home.
Thank You Mark and all who served in vietnam(sorry I still can not capitalize that name)
Nhdad
Feb 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Read the Berent series many years ago, but remember enjoying them.
William B.
A Bit Disappointing

In Mark Brent's first three books all of
the characters were believable but not in this one. The Powers couple, particularly her, were a distraction.
Gary Barrentine
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very good, fast moving and eye-opening.
Richard
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excellent war story and post war look at the stupid politics of LBJ
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MARK BERENT

Lt Col Mark E. Berent, USAF (Ret), was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Cretin High
School and attended St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Later he graduated from Arizona State University under the Air Force Institute of Technology program with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Lt Col Berent began his Air
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