"Every air war produces one truly memorable book. Buck Wyndham's is the one for Desert Storm. Remarkably insightful and surprisingly frank, Wyndham puts his reader in the mind of an A-10 pilot preparing for and then fighting in Operation Desert Storm, the first modern air war that transformed the use and employment of air power. This is very much an airman's book: Wyndham's war was up close and personal, and he writes with a passion and clarity that will long remain with his readers. This is a book that takes its place besides such classics as Johnny Johnson's Wing Leader and Jack Broughton's Thud Ridge--a classic not to be missed."
--Dr. Richard P Hallion, The Air Force Historian, 1992-2002
"If you want to learn about Air Power, read this book. You'll get to experience, in a personal way, the highs and lows of pilots in aerial combat. This book thrusts you directly into the cockpit."
--General Chuck Horner, CENTAF and Joint Forces Air Component Commander, Operation Desert Storm
“The A-10 saved the most lives during Desert Storm of any weapons system employed. Buck’s description of the war is interesting and riveting. His book permits one to understand the stress and horror of war. Buck’s accomplishments, and those of his fellow A-10 pilots in Desert Storm, were singular!”
--Lt. Gen. Buster Glosson, USAF Ret., 14th AD Commander and Architect of the Desert Storm Air War
“Firepower, courage and camaraderie -- Buck’s book has it all. It is rewarding, like the sweet sound of a Hog’s thirty-millimeter Gatling gun hosing down bad guys.”
--Maj. Gen. John Borling, USAF, Ret., F-4 Fighter Pilot, former POW, and author of Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton
“Hogs in the Sand will put you in the cockpit of the A-10. Buck Wyndham’s masterpiece gives readers a perspective few will ever experience. The skills of a fighter pilot driven by a will to succeed on every combat mission make this memoir a must read!”
--Keith “Rosey” Rosenkranz, F-16 pilot and author of Vipers in the Storm
“Cinch your lap belt, lock your shoulder harness, and check six! Buck Wyndham puts you in the cockpit of the Warthog, in combat, and in harm's way. His enthusiastic prose is clear and well-crafted. Pilots and non-aviators alike will enjoy what he describes in vivid detail. There is nothing like flying combat missions in a fighter, but this book is close. It is that good. If you’ve been there and done that, you need to read this book. If you haven't been there, Hogs in the Sand will make you wish you had.”
--Lt.Col. Ed "Fast Eddie" Cobleigh, Fighter pilot, USAF/USN/RAF, Author of War for the Hell of It: A Fighter Pilot's View of Vietnam and The Pilot
“A masterpiece! Superbly written and wonderfully fast-paced, Buck opens a door into the rarefied world of a combat fighter pilot. Find it all here: peace and war, raw courage and dry-mouthed fear and, above all, honesty. Come fly, sweat, and live in the cockpit of a Hog!”
--Dan Hampton, New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot, Lords of the Sky, The Hunter Killers and Vengeance
“On occasion, a pilot will write down his feelings on flight―his true, soulful, introspective feelings. On rarer occasions, such a pilot will be from the society called fighter pilots. And rarer still, it will be from a junior officer in a squadron. Buck Wyndham’s Hogs in the Sand is such a book. He doesn’t just write about firing the A-10’s weapons at the enemy. He writes of the joking and boredom, the courage and incredulity, the relief and grief of a modern combat pilot. His passion for flight shows, as does his passion for life. The strain of combat, even for a period he refers to as brief compared to military pilots of WWII or Vietnam, also shows. The names of his fellow pilots may be changed for publication, but you will get personally engaged, and you’ll feel like you know them all when you finish this book.”
--Brian Nicklas, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
“This is a deep, fascinating dive inside the mind of a fighter pilot who is not afraid to reveal the demons that sometime lurk there as he flies through perilous skies. His story is both timeless and well-constructed, and it stands in an echelon of its own among war stories.”
--James Teller, Former USAF pilot
“I could not put this book down. I’ve read a lot of military books, and been fortunate to fly fighters, and Buck’s book brought back lots of memories. I can’t recommend his story enough.”
--Bill Rusk, Former USAF fighter pilot
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