New Vietnam War Memoir "Black Cat 2-1" Earns Praise from "Publishers Weekly" and "ForeWord Reviews"–– Author's Military Clipped Writing Style Quickly Lures Readers Inside

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New Vietnam War memoir, "Black Cat 2-1: The True Story of a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and His Crew" (Brown Books Publishing Group) by Huey Aircraft Commander Bob Ford, is earning praise from top reviewers including "Publishers Weekly" and "ForeWord Reviews." His unique military clipped writing style quickly lures readers inside this gripping page-turner that captures the humor of men at war, and resounds with respect for those who served with honor.

Moving memoir fills gap in the genre of Vietnam literature

Military clipped writing style quickly lures readers inside this suspense-filled action thriller

New Vietnam War memoir "Black Cat 2-1: The True Story of a Vietnam Helicopter Pilot and His Crew" (Brown Books Publishing Group) by Bob Ford continues to earn praise from top reviewers including "Publishers Weekly" and "ForeWord Reviews."

Ford's unique military clipped writing style quickly lures readers inside this gripping page-turner that captures the humor of men at war, and resounds with respect for those who served with honor.

Recently selected as a finalist in the Non-Fiction Category of The Oklahoma Book Awards, Ford, who hails from Okeene, OK, offers readers an "action-heavy thriller," says "Publishers Weekly." While "ForeWord Reviews" calls "Black Cat 2-1" a "moving memoir that fills a gap in the genre of Vietnam literature."

For readers who served in Vietnam, the story of the Black Cats recreates the danger they survived. For others who know little about this war, Ford provides them with an eye-opening look inside this life-changing experience.

Ford' invites readers inside the cockpit to learn first-hand what Black Cat 2-1 really means. He provides accurate descriptions of his tour of duty and the positive experience that allowed him opportunities for flight at its most satisfying and thrilling as an army helicopter pilot with America's best.

In the Vietnam War, 2,197 helicopter pilots and 2,717 crew members were killed. Ford flew over one thousand missions from July 1967 to July 1968 and survived.

Now he pays tribute to the valiant men he served with and who risked their lives for the troops on the ground. With Black Cat 2-1 he captures the humor of the men at war, and shows respect for those who served with honor.

"Many good things came out of the Vietnam War," says Ford. "This memoir of personal experiences is one of them."

“No braver men have taken to the field of battle than the pilots who flew the iconic Huey helicopters,” says David Maurer, Special Forces Veteran and author of The Dying Place. “Ford’s account is a priceless contribution to the literary canon of that war.”

To learn more, visit: http://www.BlackCat2-1.com

Books are available online and in bookstores.

About the Author

Bob Ford made his commitment to flying helicopters when he was still in college at the University of Oklahoma. He completed ROTC training and received a commission in the US Army in 1966. He volunteered for army helicopter flight school and within one year was flying combat in Vietnam. When he completed his tour in Vietnam, he became an instructor pilot at Fort Wolters, Texas. Following his discharge in 1968, he moved to Okeene, Oklahoma, to head the Okeene division of the family flour milling business, which he still actively manages.

About Brown Books Publishing Group

Founded by Milli Brown in 1994, Brown Books Publishing Group is a full-service, independent publisher of high-quality books across all genres, from non-fiction to fiction. Committed to producing award-winning books for authors who choose to retain the rights to their intellectual property, Brown Books publishes more than one hundred titles a year and has won numerous, prestigious awards including the Writers Digest Grand Prize, Mom’s Choice Award, Foreword Book of the Year, Gold Ink Award, Axiom Business Book Award and many more. Brown Books authors have appeared on programs such as Piers Morgan Live, Oprah, the Today Show, FOX News, Face the Nation, CNN, and BBC News. They have been featured in publications such as USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and the New York Times. In addition, they have been guests on NPR programming, including The Diane Rehm Show, Morning Edition, The Takeaway, and Tell Me More. To learn more, visit: http://www.brownbooks.com.

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