Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds Audiobook | Robin Olds, Christina Olds, Ed Rasimus | Audible.com
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Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds | [Robin Olds, Christina Olds, Ed Rasimus]

Fighter Pilot: The Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds

A larger-than-life hero with a towering personality, Robin Olds was a graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army. In World War II, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22—a double ace with twelve aerial victories. But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend.
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A larger-than-life hero with a towering personality, Robin Olds was a graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army. In World War II, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22—a double ace with 12 aerial victories.

But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. He motivated a dejected group of pilots by placing himself under junior officers and challenging them to train him properly. He led the wing with aggressiveness, scoring another four confirmed kills and becoming a rare triple ace. With his marriage to Hollywood actress and pin-up girl Ella Raines, his nonregulation mustache and penchant for drink, Olds was a unique individual whose story is one of the most eagerly anticipated military books of the year.

Christina Olds, the daughter of Robin Olds, holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Vassar, is a member of the Air Force Association, and is the first honorary lifetime member of the Red River Valley Association.

Ed Rasimus is a retired USAF fighter pilot who holds a B.S. in political science and an M.S. in both political science and international relations. He has previously written two books on the Vietnam air war, When Thunder Rolled and Palace Cobra.

©2010 Robin Olds with Christina Olds and Ed Rasimus (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"Massively welcomed by his legion of fans." (Walter J. Boyne, author and former director of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.)

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    Jonnie Panama City, FL, United States 09-17-10
    Jonnie Panama City, FL, United States 09-17-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Good.. not great"

    This is a good book if you like military history. I gave it a four because I do enjoy miltary history.
    As a pure biography I would give it a three as average. It had some very exciting and interesting portions but overall I was disappointed because of the other reviews I had read.

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    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 06-19-11
    Laurie Florence, KY, United States 06-19-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Not a bad memoir"

    While Robin Olds has no doubt lived an action packed life, I found this book to be a little disappointing. For me, there was just too much "pilot" speak - levels of elevation, ground speed, and such. I was also hoping for more insight as to the inner workings during the Vietnam War, but he steers clear of anything controversial. So, not a bad book, but really nothing special.

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