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Danger Close: One Woman's Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Amber Smith
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  • ISBN-10: 1410494012
  • ISBN-13: 9781410494016
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 424 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2016
  • Simultaneous Publications



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.

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“Covers each mission with edge-of-your-seat detail and a coolness that demonstrates how she gained the respect of fellow pilots and soldiers on the ground . . . A rare outlook in a field of wartime memoirs, Smith's account is a must-read.”

— Library Journal