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by Thomas W. Young

  • Author: Thomas W. Young
  • ISBN: 1593301197
  • ISBN13: 978-1593301194
  • ePub: 1103 kb | FB2: 1634 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Aventine Press (November 25, 2003)
  • Pages: 280
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 286
  • Format: docx lit lrf azw
TRASH-HAULER'S BALL ePub download

Trash-Hauler's Ball book. I do not know Young personally. But I am a recently retired Guardsman

Trash-Hauler's Ball book. But I am a recently retired Guardsman. This author portrays very well the challenges of ALL of our forces serving "in harm's way" - the danger, the adrenaline rush, the stress on the families "left behind" at home, etc.

Young's nonfiction book The Speed of Heat: An Airlift Wing at War in Iraq and Afghanistan is an oral history of the 167th Airlift Wing's missions in the Iraq . Trash-Hauler's Ball: A Tale of Modern War (2003). The Mullah's Storm (2010).

Young's nonfiction book The Speed of Heat: An Airlift Wing at War in Iraq and Afghanistan is an oral history of the 167th Airlift Wing's missions in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Renegades (2012). Sand and Fire (2014). Phantom Fury (2014) (short novel published as an e-book).

Trash-Hauler's Ball - Thomas W. Young.

On August 23, 1954 the most successful airplane in aviation history took to the skies on its maiden flight.

Thomas W. Young has logged nearly 4,000 hours as a flight engineer for the Air National Guard in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere, including Latin America, the Horn of Africa, and the Far East. Military honors include two Air Medals, three Aerial Achievement Medals, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.

As American military flier Michael Cope nears retirement, he finds his life coming apart. The emotional toll of marital problems leaves him unprepared for what he faces in Latin America -- a major escalation of the war on drugs, and attacks by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the FARC. A search for a downed pilot draws Cope into the bloody realities of a country infested with leftist insurgencies and rightist death squads. In the tradition of All Quiet on the Western Front and The Thin Red Line, Thomas W. Young explores the dedication and sacrifices of the individual fighting man.
Debeme
What a GREAT READ !!!! I have now read EVERYTHING that this fine military veteran-writer has written. Although not my favorite, it is still VERY VERY GOOD! Fast paced. Great military action. Great aviation stories. I do not know Young personally. But I am a recently retired Guardsman. This author portrays very well the challenges of ALL of our forces serving "in harm's way" - the danger, the adrenaline rush, the stress on the families "left behind" at home, etc. I will follow this author and READ everything from now on, IMMEDIATELY when it is published. Strong work.
Terr
I got this book on a recommendation from someone on one of the discussion boards I frequent. I can't say that I was disappointed by this book. It was very well written, although it would have been nice if he would have saved some of the stuff for the end of the book. It kind of ruined it knowing the end. Although, those things added to the book as it was being read and it did give a bit of tension to it.

But it was a different perspective on aviators.
MilsoN
I really enjoyed this book. It was exciting and also very moving! I don't want to post any spoilers, but I highly recommend this book as well as others by Thomas Young. He writes from extensive experience...He knows his stuff!
Shaktiktilar
As a member of the WVANG (Charleston) and a fellow flight engineer with 69 rotations in Panana, I can recommend this book as great reading. The author has been realistic in it's scope and has a great knowledge of all the parameters needed.
This book is a real page turner, I had to make myself quit for household chores.
I can recommend this book to any Air crew member.
RZ Hill
Dagdalas
Full disclosure -- Tommy Young (he will never be the more formal "Thomas W. Young" to me) is a good personal friend and former squadron-mate, and when we were activated and deployed to the desert as C-130 crewmembers in 2003 I spent many mornings on the porch of his tent, drinking his coffee and talking about life and literature. When we returned he told me he had written a book and that it had been published and was available on Amazon, but I bought it with some trepidation, wondering what I should say if I read it and didn't like it. I should not have been concerned. This book tells the story of a fictitious Air Guard C-130 crew and the intrigue they get caught up in on an airlift mission in South America. The characters are given great depth and the story has a wealth of detail about modern Air Guard airlift missions and the situations aircrews can find themselves in. Every detail is true to life and drawn from the many hours Tommy has spent on missions like the one he describes. The plot was suspenseful and made this book a page-turner. I highly recommend this book.
Jek
Tom, I cant even fathom to call him Thomas, has caught the essence of what it is to be a Guard "Bum". Guardsmen and Guardswomen from across the country can really relate to this book and the feel is Just right. As Tom's real life former First Sergeant, it is with pride I recommend this book. I read it from cover to cover in one day and went back to read it again just to enjoy it all over again.
Kesalard
"Trash-Hauler's Ball" is a terrific modern-day war novel. It's set in present-day South America, and the plot revolves around the crew of an Air Force C-130 transport plane. If you want a book to take you right inside the cockpit -- and right inside the war on drugs -- check out "Trash-Hauler's Ball."
I never dreamed that I would voluntarily read a so-called war novel . . . and enjoy it! But this one came highly recommended and, since my son-in-law flies a C-130, I figured I'd give it a try. Although I fought the imagery, Cope took on the appearance of my son-in-law in my mind. And, thanks to terrific details that even a layman could understand, I felt as if I were in the pilot's seat as I read along . . . well, the flight engineer's seat, at least. Surprisingly, I found that this "war novel," with its intriguing structure, careening between Cope's story and Aftermath, read like the best of suspense novels. Now the suspense is in figuring out how the author will construct the sequel!
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