New novel from Norman Phillips explores air combat service in two wars

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‘Throw a Nickel on the Grass’ puts WWII flying ace into meatgrinder of Vietnam

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Based on Phillips’ own wartime experiences and full of the realism and detail that readers demand, “Throw a Nickel on the Grass” is sure to excite fans of military or historical fiction.

In “Throw a Nickel on the Grass: ...and you'll be saved” (published by Trafford Publishing), the exciting new novel by Norman Phillips, an independent, adventurous young man becomes a decorated fighter pilot in World War II before he reluctantly volunteers for the Vietnam War and changes his life forever.

Rick North has never spent much time on reflection. For 25 years, he has immersed his body and soul in the U.S. Air Force as a forward-looking, self-assured officer. Now, as he lies in a hospital bed in Southeast Asia, the victim of a futile war, he begins to contemplate his past as he is carried further and further away from the only life he has known.

An excerpt from “Throw a Nickel on the Grass”:

“Rick looked up expecting the parachute to be torn because of the high speed of his ejection. Luckily, it stayed intact. A second or two later, he heard a rumbling explosion when the Thud smashed into the ground. Echoes of the sound rippled across the quiet green hills and then faded. It became very quiet.”

Based on Phillips’ own wartime experiences and full of the realism and detail that readers demand, “Throw a Nickel on the Grass” is sure to excite fans of military or historical fiction.

“Throw a Nickel on the Grass”
By Norman Phillips
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 396 pages | ISBN 9781466968912
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 396 pages | ISBN 9781466968905
E-Book | 396 pages | ISBN 9781466969322
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Norman Phillips was raised by Polish grandparents and eventually became a decorated fighter pilot in World War II, as well as a parachutist and mountain climber. He was shot down in Laos in 1968 and, after a hair-raising rescue, retired to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine art. He taught sculpture for 19 years. He resides in New Hampshire.

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