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    DescriptionPicking up where his acclaimed When Thunder Rolled left off, Palace Cobra is the story of Ed Rasimus's return to Vietnam to fight a war that many Americans tried to forget When F-105 pilot Ed Rasimus completed his 100 missions over Vietnam, he returned stateside to a normal life: sitting at a desk and teaching student pilots. Two years later, he volunteered to go for a second tour of duty. Determined not to die in a losing cause, and relentlessly searching for that next adrenaline rush, Rasimus and the other F-4 Phantom pilots continued the ferocious air war in the North--dodging SAMs and gunning for MiGs--and routinely cheated death. When America finally got serious about ending the war, Rasimus and the other pilots put it all on the line, pounding Hanoi with everything they had, and flying above POW camps to let the troops know they were not alone. Gripping, earnest, and unforgettable, Rasimus's combat memoir is, in the end, a heartfelt tribute to those who never made it back.


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    Title
    Palace Cobra
    Subtitle
    A Fighter Pilot in the Vietnam Air War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ed Rasimus
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 362
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 390 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250038685
    ISBN 10: 1250038685
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, HBJK
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMV
    BIC subject category V2: JWG
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    BIC subject category V2: JWXV
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS2
    DC21: 959.704348
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027070, HIS027120, BIO026000
    DC22: 959.704348
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000, HIS027110
    Thema V1.0: DNC, NHW, DNBH, JWCM, NHWR9, JWXV
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    St. Martins Press-3pl
    Imprint name
    St. Martins Press-3pl
    Publication date
    01 August 2007
    Author Information
    ED RASIMUS flew more than 250 combat missions during the Vietnam War in F-105s and F-4s, earning the Silver Star, five Distinguished Flying Crosses and 20 air medals. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir "When Thunder Rolled." He lives in Whitesboro, Texas.
    Review quote
    "Rasimus's story reads as though it happened yesterday, with all the fear, bravado, and frustration the result may be the best comparison of F-4 and F-105 performance and tactics ever written."--"The ""Washington"" Post Book World" "This is brilliant writing that could be done only by an intelligent pilot who was there in the thick of combat and has since spent considerable time reflecting on the meaning of war, patriotism, and comradeship. A superb story and another triumph by Ed Rasimus." ---Walter J. Boyne, author of "Operation Iraqi Freedom: What Went Right, What Went Wrong, and Why" "The American taxpayer got double value from Ed Rasimus. He volunteered for combat in 1968 and again in 1972 (the subject of this wonderful book). Now, in retirement, he joins Saint-Ex and Ernie Gann as a masterful spinner of books about flying and survival." ---Daniel Ford, author of "Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and the American " "Volunteer Group" "Ed Rasimus is the real thing, a fighter jock who saw his war from the cockpits of both primary fighting aircraft that flew the hairy missions over Hanoi, the Thunderchief and the Phantom. Ed is one of those unique air warriors who are both hero and author---and he's damned good at both endeavors." ---Tom "Bear" Wilson, author of "Termite Hill" "Put on your G suit and helmet as Ed Rasimus once again takes you into white-knuckle, SAM-dodging combat. . . . Rasimus takes you behind the scenes into the myriad of details of a combat fighter pilot's Vietnam air-war tour of duty, on and off base. Further, he sums up those air warrior days as those when patriotism was a virtue and courage expected." ---Mark Berent, author of the Rolling Thunder series "This book by American fighter pilot Ed Rasimus is not another 'And there I was' story. To those of us who were there, it sweeps back vivid memories, bringing the past into sharp focus and evoking a deep sense of brotherhood for those with whomL
    Back cover copy
    "Picking up ""where his acclaimed" When Thunder Rolled" left off, "Palace Cobra "is the story of Ed Rasimus's return to Vietnam to fight a war that many Americans tried to forget " "RASIMUS IS THE REAL THING."?Tom "Bear" Wilson, author of "Termite Hill""" When F-105 pilot Ed Rasimus completed his 100 missions over Vietnam, he returned stateside to a normal life: sitting at a desk and teaching student pilots. Two years later, he volunteered to go for a second tour of duty. Determined not to die in a losing cause, and relentlessly searching for that next adrenaline rush, Rasimus and the other F-4 Phantom pilots continued the ferocious air war in the North--dodging SAMs and gunning for MiGs--and routinely cheated death. "BRILLIANT WRITING THAT COULD ONLY BE DONE BY AN INTELLIGENT PILOT WHO WAS THERE."--Walter Boyne, author of "Operation Iraqi Freedom" When America finally got serious about ending the war, Rasimus and the other pilots put it all on the line, pounding Hanoi with everything they had, and flying above POW camps to let the troops know they were not alone. Gripping, earnest, and unforgettable, Rasimus's combat memoir is, in the end, a heartfelt tribute to those who never made it back. "READ, THINK, AND BE PROUD AND GRATEFUL THAT YOUR NATION PRODUCES MEN LIKE THESE."--Robin Olds, Brigadier General (Ret.), USAF