Paul Cardinal’s book heads to 2014 California Library Association event

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‘When Pigs Flew’ tells quirky tale of mission from Vietnam previously lost to time

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This book will be featured at the 2014 California Library Association event in Oakland, California from Nov. 7-9

As a loosely historical tale, “When Pigs Flew” (published by iUniverse) brings to life the action, humor and heartache of a secret mission in Vietnam as recounted in war stories of Paul Cardinal’s father. The book will be featured at the 2014 California Library Association event in Oakland, California from Nov. 7-9.

Pete Cardinal is a six-foot lieutenant with the voice of John Wayne. For 19 years he has been launching planes into the air and picking up the pieces when they fall from the sky. He’s hoping for an easy last year in the Navy until someone else’s mistake redirects him to Vietnam.

Now it’s his job to load obsolete seaplanes with weapons they were never meant to carry so pilots like Psycho and Jerry can attempt a mission that has little chance of success. Readers will follow Pete as he bids his family goodbye and heads for a bay in Vietnam where Operation Market Time springs into action.

With Pete’s time in the Navy counting down, he has one last mission. The brass sees it as severing Vietnamese supply lines; he sees it as staying alive ‘til retirement.

“When Pigs Flew”
By Paul Cardinal
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781475946390
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781475946376
E-Book | 296 pages | ISBN 9781475946383
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Paul Cardinal is an Auburn University graduate who by trade is an electrical engineer. He has published numerous electrical technical papers. Cardinal and his wife Elvia have three children and live in Houston.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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