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5.0 out of 5 stars
Making every moment of your life count

June 10, 2013

By Dennis

Format:Kindle Edition
Ghostrider is a captivating story of a 60’s Generation member who successfully matures.  The protagonist, Blakeman, learns that in life as with all relationships, making emotional connection, being open, and making responsible choices brings meaning and sustenance.  Learning to love liberty is not a destination, but an exodus through life.  Particularly in his friendships, loves, and war time experiences, Blakeman gains the insight of what Churchill called, “failure is rarely fatal, and success is never final.”  The worst decision a man can make is to give up.
The writing style is crisp and gripping.  A few examples suffice.  The description of his Vietnam War role as Weapons Control Officer on a A-130 Gunship is at times heart pounding but proud and patriotic.  The description of training and air battles are terrific.  The description of the debacle of the President Carter directed and led attempted Iran Hostage Rescue Air operation is worth alone the price of the book.  I have read numerous historical reviews of that Air Rescue Operation, and none is so searing as Ghostrider author’s quotation from the Operations General upon his return.  It will leave you squirming in your seat with relevance to today’s military sequestration and doctrine of leading from behind in the war on terror.
Finally, the description of his best college friend’s success and tragedy is compelling.  Unfortunately, narcissism played a significant, negative role for the 60’s Generation and for our Nation from which we still strive to regain our footing.
In short, Ghostrider in the Sky is an unqualified success.