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Did our Jim Hooper write 100 Feet Over Hell?

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Did our Jim Hooper write "100 Feet Over Hell: Flying with the Men of the 220th Recon Airplane Company Over I Corps and the DMZ, Vietnam 1968-1969?"
Zenith Press, 2009, 258 pp. $25.


Air & Space Smithstonian magazine gave it a good review. I wonder how it compares with "The Ravens" by Christopher Robins?

Is this the same DZO - turned combat reporter - who wrote "Bloodsong" and various other books about short, nasty and brutal wars in Africa?

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last Sunday in Alexandria Virginia I went to Col. John Fenzel's book signing at Barnes & Nobel   http://www.johnfenzel.com/ 

I went looking for Jim Hooper's book http://www.jimhooper.co.uk/ and couldn't find it, the nice lady at customer service looked into her computer and said they were SOLD OUT and had more on order. B|
I Jumped with the guys who invented Skydiving.

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Hoop is a very accomplished writer.

Now living in England he's obviously highly regarded there as well!

I just stopped by the local Borders Book Store. They stock it but are out of stock at the moment.
DZGone.com
B-4600, C-3615, D-1814, Gold Wings #326, Diamond Wings #152.

If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room!

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Many thanks for the generous comments. The book-signings at the two National Air and Space Museums' locations last month went very well, made better by having Andy Keech - skydiver and distinguished author of the three Skies Call volumes - being there. Wish we'd had more time to sit down and reminisce with our favorite lies and jump stories.

The early success of A Hundred Feet Over Hell, which has been at the top of the Air Warfare genre the last four months, has been very gratifying, with a steady stream of excellent reviews appearing, not least the one in Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine. Amazon offers the best price.

http://www.amazon.com/Hundred-Feet-Over-Hell-1968-1969/dp/0760336334/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235769491&sr=1-1

If anyone has a copy and wants it signed, gimme a shout and I'll drop a personalized bookplate in the mail. Just peel off the back and put it on the first page.

Hoop - D4019 SCR242 SCS90 NSCR26
www.jimhooper.co.uk

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If anyone has a copy and wants it signed, gimme a shout and I'll drop a personalized bookplate in the mail. Just peel off the back and put it on the first page.



I don't want a bookplate I want a personal note with signature. Like I got from Colonel John Fenzel. http://www.johnfenzel.com/

And I'm still pissed about not being invited to the Smithsonian signing.[:/]
I Jumped with the guys who invented Skydiving.

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I don't want a bookplate I want a personal note with signature. Like I got from Colonel John Fenzel. http://www.johnfenzel.com/

And I'm still pissed about not being invited to the Smithsonian signing.[:/]



Steve, ol' buddy--
Ed Scott at USPA put out a note on Facebook about it, so I figured...okay, okay, so I screwed up. Anyway, attached is what a bookplate looks like. Tell me what you want on it and I'll comply. Should take about a week to reach you via snail mail.
Hoop SCR242
www.jimhooper.co.uk

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Hi Hoop.
I'd LOVE a personalized book plate for my copy. Is it easier for you to send to Florida (Where I'll be end November) or Denmark? I'll PM you the address.

thanks
kate



Kate--
Your choice. Whichever address you give me, I'll have it in the mail the same day.
--Hoop

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My copy comes tomorrow and I leave for the UK on Wednesday. Hoop is coming up to visit on Sunday. Seems to be working out for my book signing :)
Haven't seen Hoop in something like 29 years; it should be a great time! I should have a photo or two when I get back.

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Roger "Ramjet" Clark
FB# 271, SCR 3245, SCS 1519

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