Books by Mark Berent

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Mark Berent is admirably suited to have written his historical fiction five-book Vietnam airwar series for he lived each story. He served four years and one day in the Vietnam War during the period from November 1965 until August 1973.

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ROLLING THUNDER: An Historical Novel of War and Politics (Wings of War Book 1)
by Mark Berent
Rolling Thunder is an historical novel about the decisive role politics played during the Vietnam War. Its characters range from men in the field to the Pentagon and the White House. Fighter pilots and Special Forces warriors try to do their best but are hampered by President Johnson, Secretary of Defense McNamara, and their staff...
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Categories: Action and Adventure
Beyond the Clouds: Why I Became a Military Writer
by Mark Berent
Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says: "They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of...
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Categories: Bios & Memoirs of Leaders & Notable People; Historical Bios & Memoirs
Let's Kill the Dai Uy (Short Story)
by Mark Berent
This article is a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is...
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Categories: History
Rho Magna, the Laotian War Dragon (Short Story)
by Mark Berent
Combat fighter pilot Mark Berent writes of a dragon-shaped karst mountain in Laos along the Ho Chi Minh Trail that bristles with physical and psychological danger. He writes of it as he first saw it on an F-4 FAC mission from Ubon RTAFB in 1969. Then he adds an excerpt from "Phantom Leader," one of his historical fiction novels about war...
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Categories: Historical Bios & Memoirs
To War in Style (Short Story)
by Mark Berent
In the January of 1973 we in the Defense Attaché Office in the American Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, found ourselves in an unusual situation. President Nixon had declared his Southeast Asia policy of Vietnamization was succeeding. In Vietnam, all US forces were ordered to cease fighting and that included air assets as well as the...
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Categories: History; Politics & Government
STORM FLIGHT: An Historical Novel of War and Politics (Wings of War Book 5)
by Mark Berent
Storm Flight, (Book Five of Five) the intense conclusion to his saga, the action is touched off by a daring raid on the Son Tay prisoner-of-war camp that reveals some startling information. With American prisoners in terrible jeopardy and crucial national secrets in danger of being discovered, the characters we have met in Berent's...
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Categories: Action and Adventure
PHANTOM LEADER: An Historical Novel of War and Politics (Wings of War Book 3)
by Mark Berent
Mark Berent's first two novels of three extraordinary men in the midst of the Vietnam conflict, Rolling Thunder and Steel Tiger, met with widespread critical acclaim. The New York Times Book Review called Rolling Thunder an "unusually arresting book" and named it one of its "Notable Books' of 1989. The Washington Post Book World praised...
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Trolling for Guns on the Ho Chi Minh Trail (Short Story)
by Mark Berent
As the Vietnam war interdiction campaign spread to North Vietnam, Laos, and eventually Cambodia, the slow moving forward air controllers (FACs) in their small prop planes began to encounter intense ground fire. It was then, in 1967, that the jet FACs began to take over in high threat areas. A former commander of the famed 8th Tac...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
RAMROD THE COMBAT SNAKE (Short Story)
by MARK BERENT
AT OUR F-100 FIGHTER SQUADRON STATIONED AT BIEN HOA AIR BASE, SOUTH VIETNAM, ALL ANY OF US PILOTS KNEW ABOUT SNAKES WAS THAT THEY WERE SLIMY CREATURES THAT COULD POISON YOU, EAT YOU, TWIST YOUR BONES, OR CRUSH YOU AT THEIR LEISURE. IT WAS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT THE VILE CREATURES ALWAYS HAD YOUR WORST INTERESTS IN THEIR COLD, DARK HEARTS....
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Categories: History
STEEL TIGER: An Historical Novel of War and Politics (Wings of War Book 2)
by MARK BERENT
Five months after we left them in Rolling Thunder, Steel Tiger brings back USAF Major Court Bannister, Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel Wolf Lochert, and USAF First Lieutenant Toby Parker, now scattered to their new posts: Bannister in Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Wolf Lochert at Lang Tri, Republic of...
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Categories: Action and Adventure
EAGLE STATION: An Historical Novel of War and Politics (Wings of War Book 4)
by MARK BERENT
It is with good reason that Mark Berent has consistently received this kind of praise. Berent, himself a highly decorated pilot, has seen his share of action, having served in the Air Force for more than twenty years and survived three tours of Vietnam. In his three previous novels, all a part of the continuing saga that Kirkus Reviews...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; Bestsellers
NIGHT COMBAT ON THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL (Short Story)
by MARK BERENT
It's hairy work, flying night interdiction in an F-4 Phantom—a job for real pros. The weather, the built-in hazards of night refueling, target identification, and the mountains hiding in the dark are all enemies— and of course, there's the enemy, too. These pilots have a saying, "And if the big guns don't get you, the black karst...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
THE GRADUATE (Short Story)
by MARK BERENT
THE GRADUATE Who, at 74, went back to college, Cowboy College, that is. By Mark Berent May 1, 2006 "Heels down, Mark, heels down," were the words I heard over and over again until they were indelibly inscribed in my brain but, alas, not in my heels. The signal shorted out somewhere, most likely where my rear end contacted the saddle....
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors; Travel Bios & Memoirs
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