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O'Shea, Michael

Verlag: AuthorHouse, 2013
ISBN 10: 1491813806 / ISBN 13: 9781491813805
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Titel: Blood on the Risers: A Novel of Conflict and...

Verlag: AuthorHouse

Erscheinungsdatum: 2013

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Inhaltsangabe: An anxious, fifteen-year-old service brat eagerly returns home from a decade of living abroad ... a childhood spent growing up in serenity in the recently defeated Empire of Japan.  His new home is an obscure sector of South Texas ... a hot, barren landscape cluttered with palm and mesquite trees accenting the broad expanses of impenetrable brush and cactus.  He quickly adjusts to the immense culture shock, but suddenly, his docile world crashes swiftly around him.  The unexpected dread of nuclear war brought on by the Cuban missile crisis confronts him ... confounding his carefree existence.  John F. Kennedy, his cherished catholic president, is summarily assassinated while he stands leisurely outside the shop class at his high school, listening in horror to the incident on a car radio during recess.
Stunned by the events unfolding in his young life, he struggles with the reality that even his new favorite TV shows ... Father Knows Best , and Leave it to Beaver ... are rapidly being overshadowed by the evening news broadcasts. Night after night ... black and white images of American boys dying in the steamy jungles of a distant land, shock his fledging adolescent sensitivities.
With his peers confronted with the same grim circumstances, he makes the simple commitment to serve his country.  Many of his classmates make profoundly different choices ... seeking deferments of convenience, or refuge in Canada.  With his decision made, he sets out on a life altering quest to fulfill his obligation to his beloved country and to himself.
Along the way ... he faces severe challenges, but none more intense than his endeavor to preserve his basic values ... his honor ... his morals, comforted ultimately with his integrity still intact.  His path is nurtured by the cadre of brave and honorable men he encounters, shaping and molding his character throughout the process.
Just as Paratroopers rely their firm grip on the risers, young men require vital substance to adhere to as well ... a stable mechanism to hold on to their lofty aspirations, their intrinsic values, and their full canopy of hope.  But inevitably ... as they journey through life ... there is Blood on the Risers.

Inhaltsangabe: This artfully crafted saga depicts in vivid detail, the arduous journey of a young, impressionable patriot yearning to fulfill his destiny in the turmoil of the 1960's. The author draws you close to him as he encounters stiff challenges to his basic values, his character, as well as his faith in his fellow man. You'll taste the bitter prop blast as you stand in the open door beside him, holding your breath while he soars through the icy sky to the mountainous drop zone below. Discover the true nature of this Nation's most valiant fighting men as he progressively learns what it takes to lead Green Berets into battle. Share the distinct smell of death while he clutches on to the remnants of his tattered soul, constantly violated while he processes the tragedy of life unfolding before him. Witness the sheer resolve he and his men display in their commitment to their country, despite the disrespect and utter contempt shown to them by their own countrymen. This factual rendering allows you to eavesdrop on the innermost workings of a Special Forces A-Team as they train and ultimately prepare for battle. You'll be sprinting with a SOG Recon Team as they desperately work to elude the hordes of NVA soldiers, feeling the impact of explosions and the crackling of rifle fire along the way. This read will provide you with a renewed appreciation of what men endure when they make the commitment to defend their country and their way of life; despite the intimate danger and life-long consequences that accompany that decision.

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