Friday, March 18, 2005
  Inside the Danger Zone: The U.S. in the Persian Gulf 1987-1988 - Review
I just read the first four chapters of this book that a long time friend is working on and it was great. I'm not a big non-fiction reader under most circumstances. I even have trouble reading the newspaper, but this caught me in a grip and held me.

These chapters are devoted to an attack on the USS Stark, something that I hadn't even heard of until I read this. My head was up my butt for most of the late 80's-early 90's, so I missed a lot. He gives a point by point account of what occurred using a deep library of sources and makes it feel like a movie. I could see the events in my head.

In the last chapter he raises some very good points about how this attack was probably anything but an accident and I can't wait to see the rest of the chapters. Who knew that real life could be so interesting?
Thank you, I'll send some more chapters as I write them

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