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Above All is a lighthearted action-adventure set in the waning stages of the Vietnam War which pits a consummate warrior against the political strangulation that rendered our armed forces virtually incompetent. It is a comical but sordid tale of a roguish gunship pilot and his nemesis, a petty commanding officer, who loathe each other at first sight. As fierce adversaries, ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published June 26th 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Barry Parham
Jul 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Don't let it end!

A book reader knows he's received a gift when he gets to the final page and wants more - when the reader stubbornly wishes to linger in the story, to remain in the company of the characters, just a bit longer.

I can think of no better compliment for an author and his book, and I can think of no better gift for a fortunate reader.

Author John Huffman has that touch, and 'Above All' is that type of gift. In each of his previous books, Huffman consistently ferries his readers throu
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Whitney
Apr 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This Huffman novel unfolded to me like a slow sipping whiskey. I had a shot before bed each night, savoring the taste, the feel and the warmth of each scene. John W. Huffman brings to life the vivid and very human side of war through a wildly colorful cast of characters that you will love and laugh with, cry and honor...and never forget. When Above All came to a close, as does every good bottle of slow sipping whiskey, I found that I was tempted to tip it to my mouth, and search for one last dro ...more
Javier Robayo
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Above All gave touched every emotion from beginning to end. The characters are so memorable. The story shows quite a different side from everything I've come to know about the Vietnam conflict. An entertaining tale, irresistible, I couldn't put it down. I've read it several times and it is still a joy to read. Wonderful, wonderful story
Jeannie Walker
Feb 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was an extraordinary novel by an extraordinary man. He writes from the heart and tells it like it was. I would highly recommend this novel and his others to everyone.
Royalreader
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was so well written and exciting read. Mr. Huffman is definitely a good author. No wonder he has won so many awards.
Jaime
May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
a war tale with a lot of humor, able to captivate me, as a reader, until the end.
William B.
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That's Why They Call It Fiction

This was a fun book to read, by I never had to remind myself it was fiction. However, it correctly characterizes the Vietnam War.
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John W. Huffman was born in Hemphill, Texas, attended elementary school in Pineland, Texas, junior high and high school in Jasper, Texas, and graduated summa cum laude from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

John enlisted in the Army Airborne in 1966 and served two tours of combat duty in Vietnam, the first as a private, and subsequently a sergeant, with Alpha Company, 1/27th Infantry, 25th Infa
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