Heart of the Storm: My Adventures as a Helicopter Rescue Pilot and Commander

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Advance praise for Heart of the Storm

"Col. Ed Fleming tells a story of true heroism about the constant dangers faced by the pilots and crews who fly the most versatile-and vulnerable-aircraft in the skies today."
-John Glenn, former U.S. senator, astronaut, and bestselling author of John Glenn: A Memoir

"To risk your life to save a stranger is the highest mark of a human being. Ed Fleming is such a man, and this book is a great read."
-Dr. ...

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Heart of the Storm: My Adventures as a Helicopter Rescue Pilot and Commander

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Overview

Advance praise for Heart of the Storm

"Col. Ed Fleming tells a story of true heroism about the constant dangers faced by the pilots and crews who fly the most versatile-and vulnerable-aircraft in the skies today."
-John Glenn, former U.S. senator, astronaut, and bestselling author of John Glenn: A Memoir

"To risk your life to save a stranger is the highest mark of a human being. Ed Fleming is such a man, and this book is a great read."
-Dr. Jerri Nielsen, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Ice Bound

"Filled with suspense and emotion, Heart of the Storm reads like a thriller-but it's all true. Ed Fleming has led a dramatic and interesting life, and this book portrays it in living color."
-Robert K. Tanenbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Resolved and Absolute Rage

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Editorial Reviews

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* "Adrenaline-charged stories of the author's helicopter rescue career". (Reader's Digest, Editors' Choice, December 2004)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471264361
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/23/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 335,504
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

COL. EDWARD FLEMING served in the Air Force and Air National Guard for three decades as a helicopter rescue pilot. He was Commander of the 106th Operations Group, 4412th Squadron, in the Persian Gulf and Vice Commander of the 109th Airlift Wing.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Author’s Note.

1. Headwinds.

2. An Unexpected Turn.

3. I Fly.

4. Deadly Webs.

5. Turnings.

6. First Rescue.

7. Monsoons and Mines.

8. Korea.

9. We’re Going Down.

10. Two Emergencies in One Day.

11. The Indifferent Sea.

12. New Realities.

13. A Killing Machine.

14. All Scorpions All the Time.

15. The Grave of Salvador Allende.

16. The Deep Crevasse.

17. Rescue at the South Pole.

Epilogue.

Glossary.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    Not a history buff..

    But this was fantastic. I have known Col. Fleming for a few years and he is a very modest person. I read this book and have the utmost respedt for him. He is truely an inspirational man. The book doesn't do him justice!! A must read for all!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2004

    Exciting

    This is an exciting book. I could't put it down. Edward Fleming is a real hero and a role model for us all. This is a great book for Father's Day or even give it to your kids.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2004

    So Exciting It Reads Like the Best Fiction - but It's All True

    In Heart of the Storm, Col. Fleming shows that he is as adept at writing about his lifetime of thrilling rescues as he was at performing them. What a career, and what a book! A work of fiction couldn't cover more high profile adventures - rescues he pulled off during the Perfect Storm, at the South Pole, in the Gulf War, just to scratch the surface. But it's not fiction. He really did it, risking his life to save perfect strangers more times than I could count. I don't have the patience to read many books, but this one wouldn't let me put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2004

    a great story

    A great true life tale that highlights the everyday dangers that rescue pilots face .It is also a reminder that when newscasters say a storm as passed harmlessly out to sea the dangers that storm can cause.This book is a important lesson of leadership and courage all and all a great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2004

    Slow to begin with, but it will definetly pay off.

    Anyone who has seen or read 'The Secret Storm'-This is a 'Must read'. The author visualize, rescue missions & courage that you can not imagine,let along have the 'guts,'. I bought the book for my husband, but after he raved so much, I read it but found it to be a love story also. His Wife Must Be A Saint!

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