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The Book Hootch

Here you'll find some favorite books we have found on Special Operations, Air Commandos, and other topics we hope you will find interesting. Many of the books contain references to AC-119G Shadows and AC-119K Stinger gunships.
If you know of a book you think would be appropriate for these pages please let us know.

Gunship Glossary (Click here for the glossary)

Special note: In your Book Hootch you are advertising several of our publications, specifically "Air War Over South Vietnam, 1968-1975" "Interdiction in Souther Laos: 1960-1968," and "The War Against Trucks: Aerial Interdiction in Southern Laos 1968-1972." Unfortunately, the demand has now exceeded the supply, so the books are out of print. That means, there are no more free copies. I do not know the status of the supply at GPO. They are available as a free download in PDF format at the Air Force History web site. The old site still works, http://www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/ although it will migrate soon to http://www.af.mil/history/publications/index.asp  which has some of our publications but not all.
 
Sorry, but we will probably not be reprinting any paper copies in the future. Thanks for your interest in our books.
 
Best Regards, Richard
 
Richard I. Wolf
Chief, Production Division
Air Force History
202.404.2186
richard.wolf@pentagon.af.mil

Some of our Favorites:

Air War Over South Vietnam 1968-1975 available as a free download (see note above)
The United States Air Force In Southeast Asia
by Bernard C. Nalty

Available online and through the
Center for Air Force History
Government Printing Office
Washington D.C

Interdiction in Southern Laos: 1960-1968 available as a free download (see note above)
The United States Air Force In Southeast Asia
by Jacob Van Staaveren

Available online and through the
Center for Air Force History
Government Printing Office
Washington D.C

Shadow Warriors
by Tom Clancy, 2003
Available online at Amazon.com and others

Departure Message
by Charles Lundsford, 2002
Available online at Amazon.com and others

The War Against Trucks: Aerial Interdiction in Southern Laos 1968-1972 available as a free download (see note above)
by Bernard C. Nalty, 2005
Available online or through the GPO

Fairchild C-82 Packet and C-119 Flying Boxcar
by Alwyn T. Lloyd, 2005
Available online or at most book stores

Air Force One
by Robert F. Dorr, 2002
Available online or at most book stores

Shadows of Saigon
by Elton "Larry" Fletcher, Xlibris Corporation, 2001
ISBN: 0738869295
Available online or at most book stores

Gunships: A Pictorial History of Spooky
by Larry Davis, Squadron/Signal Publications, 1982
ISBN 0-89747-123-7

Apollo's Warriors:
United States Air Force Special Operations During the Cold War

by USAF Col. Michael E. Haas
Air University Press, 1997
Superintendent of Documents
US Government Printing Office, Washington DC 20402

The Development & Deployment of Fixed Wing Gunships
by Jack S. Ballard
Air University Press, 1982
Superintendent of Documents
US Government Printing Office, Washington DC 20402

Shadow Spirit
by Elton "Larry" Fletcher, Xlibris Corporation, 2004
341 pages
ISBN: 1-4134-4425-3, Paperback
ISBN: 1-4134-4426-1, Hardback
Available online or at most book stores

The Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG
by John L. Plaster, Simon & Schuster, 2004
Available online or at most book stores

The Rescue of BAT 21
by Darrel D. Whitcomb, Naval Institute Press, 1998
Available online or at most book stores

AC-119 Gunships — History Book — 1968 -1973
Conceived, created, and published by
the AC-119 Gunship Association.to order your copy click here

GUNSHIPS: The Story of Spooky, Shadow, Stinger, and Spectre
by Wayne Mutza.

ISBN: ISBN 978-1-58007-123-9
Format: Hardcover, $34.95 plus shipping.
Publisher:
Specialtypress
39966 Grand Ave., North Branch, MN 55056
Web address: www.specialtypress.com

We are always looking to add to this resource list. If you know of a book you think would be appropriate for these pages please email the webmaster.


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