Basher Five-Two

Basher Five-Two

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imagine being gunned down by a missile and surviving on your own against the elements, and enemy soldiers who want your head as a prize. That is one way to describe “Basher Five-Two” by Scott O’Grady. It was about a F-16 pilot who was stationed in Italy as a patrolman over Bosnia and Herzegovina to keep peace during a civil war in the country. On one ordinary day, he picked up odd readings in his plane. He was struck with SAM missile that took him out of the sky, he was all alone in enemy territory. He talks about his fears and struggles in a fast paced book of survival. This is a great book for everyone who enjoys stories of the reach of                                                                                                                                                         the human spirit and never giving up. Captain Scott O’Grady sets a cheerful and uplifting tone throughout the book. He used many sentences describing his, and everyone else’s joy. Sentences like, “They considered me a hero!”(Page 117)  shows that he was happy while others celebrated his return. Others show his overall relief, like “I was a survivor!”(Page 117) Some represent plain happiness, like “They jumped on the bed like a bunch of kids.”(Page 116) O’Grady expressed being happy to be alive throughout the book, making a very cheerful tone. O’Grady shows confidence in expressing his theme. The whole story is based on survival and never giving up. He constantly implies that he can’t give up or he will die, and as he kept going, things got better. If he would have given up, even once, he would not have lived to write the book. And because he never gave up, he was able to push on and be rescued. He survived because he, his family, and his friends never gave up. Being shot out of the sky, living off the land, and being searched for by the enemy was all in a week’s work for Captain Scott O’Grady. No matter how long he practiced for that situation, there was no way he could prepare himself for a life or death experience. Luckily he survived and has no lasting effects. It is also nice that he can look back on it and be cheerful about it. He needed to keep trying to survive and he did, that’s why giving up is not an option. I enjoyed this book because it was something I was interested in. I would recommend this book to Boys, between the ages of 8 and 12. It is an easy read.                                                                                                                               
Guest More than 1 year ago
Then you should read Captain Scott O¿Grady¿s memoir, called Basher 5-2. This memoir is about Captain Scott O¿Grady, a pilot of an f-16 jet that was shot down in 1995 in Bosnia. He survived only with a radio, a beacon with limited battery power, M9 Beretta handgun, a flashlight, and a thin camouflaged blanket to help keep him alive. It is an amazing, exciting, epic story, because not only he was alone in Bosnia and located really close to the enemy, but also without any radio connection. Also, he had no food, so he had to eat plants and natural foods that he found. During the night, he had to prevent his body from getting hypothermia, He used a camouflaged blanket to keep him warm, but that was difficult because his clothe were wet and the blanket was too thin. At the same time, he had to hide and avoid from getting too close to the enemy and getting caught. I recommend this memoir to readers who like intense, stories because this book really does include about eighty percent of the events that actually happened, in Bosnia. The book was very fascinating while I was reading it, I didn¿t want to stop until the pages ran out, because it was full of action and suspense. In addition, there are guides about the U.S. military Code of Conduct and neat tips to tell you about which plant is poisonous or which is not.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Basher Five-two by Scott O¿Grady was a great story, I love the Air Force, so it was one of those books I couldn¿t put down, and I don¿t read that often. Scott was flying an F-16 while on a mission to keep peace in Bosnia. He parachuted five miles to the ground, and lived to tell the exciting way he stayed alive, eating ants and leaves, and hiding from Bosnian soldiers, I highly recommend this book if you like survival stories. Daniel A.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my birthday and i love it. It tells about how O'grady shot down and how he lived for six days on ants, leaves,
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not a screenplay or teleplay. This is the real deal. Capt. Scott O'Grady gives a first person account of what sacrifices and situations he went through while hiding in Bosnia. This is a great book if you're tired of the usual plot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great and exciting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this for my book report and enjoyed it but wasn't challenging enough. I soon stumbled across Return With Honor also written By Captain Scott O' Grady. It is a New York Times Best seller. It's about the same thing but for higher levels of reading. It's here on B&N. I look forward to reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a great book of survival and adventure. Great for kids of all ages!
michael renza More than 1 year ago
Read this book as a teen and now that I am an aviator myself, was able to re-read this again with a new appreciation. Well done, I felt like I was there with him every step of his ordeal.
AJ354 More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT IS THRILLING AND EDUCATIONAL. MY FATHER IS A MARINE SO WAR STORIES ARE MY FAV. SO FOR ANY OF YOU WAR STORY LOVERS... READ THIS!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Basher it was great, exting, & fun! It was the best biography I ever read! It's really interesting because he meets the presdient. I thought this book was wonderful. I would recomed it to anybody.