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The Resource Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, Amber Smith

Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, Amber Smith

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Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan
Title
Danger close
Title remainder
my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan
Statement of responsibility
Amber Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The inspiring and riveting first-ever memoir of active combat by a female helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan. Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world. One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter—whose mission, armed reconnaissance, required its pilots to stay low and fly fast, perilously close to the fight—Smith deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the elite 2-17 Cavalry Regiment, part of the legendary 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles. She rose to Pilot-in-Command and Air Mission Commander in the premier Kiowa unit in the Army, repeatedly flying into harm’s way during her 2005 and 2008 deployments. In Danger Close, Smith takes us into the heat of battle, enabling readers to feel, hear, and smell the experience of serving as a combat pilot in high-intensity warfare. This is an edge-of-the seat story of learning to perform under pressure and persevere under extreme duress—both in action against an implacable enemy and within the elite “boy’s club” of Army aviation. Smith’s unrelenting fight for both mastery and respect delivers universal life-lessons that will be useful to any civilian, from “earning your spurs” as a newbie to “embracing the suck” through setbacks that challenge your self-confidence to learning to trust your gut as a veteran of your profession. Intensely personal, cinematic, poignant, and inspiring, Danger Close is a war story on one hand, and also the story of a brave pilot who fought for and earned a lifetime membership in the ranks of the best of the best
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Amber
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Amber
  • United States
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Women helicopter pilots
  • Helicopter pilots
Target audience
adult
Label
Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, Amber Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501116384
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016021638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953175436
  • 2921651
  • (DLC)ppl00098568
Label
Danger close : my epic journey as a combat helicopter pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan, Amber Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501116384
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016021638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953175436
  • 2921651
  • (DLC)ppl00098568

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