A history of American military helicopter operations from World War II to the War on Terror
By Robert F. Dorr
New York: Berkley Caliber Books 2005

Chopper is a beautiful, new hardbound book (100,000 words and 100 photos) that covers U.S. helicopter pilots and crews in combat from the very beginning straight up to today's headlines. The cover price is $24.95. Bookstores and are offering Chopper at discounted prices.

What's different about this history of rotary wing combat is that the story is told in the first-person, in the words of the men (and one woman) who were there —- from the first, primitive Air Commando R-4 combat rescue in 1944 to a battle between Marine AH-1W Cobras and Iraqi tanks in 2003.

There's a new and different look at the battle of Ia Drang Valley in the words of men who flew UH-1D Hueys, and it covers events This is a story of helicopter pilots and crews in rescues, in covert operations, and in straightforward, point-blank fighting. There are extended segments on Medal of Honor missions. The first-person memoirs in this book cover all military service branches.

About the book's price: For weeks, has been offering “new” and “used” copies for different prices. In fact, ALL of the copies available on are in mint, new condition. It's a new book and there are no used copies. This is a $ 24.95 book sold by for prices as low as $12.


To receive a personally inscribed copy for $30.05, the undiscounted cover price plus priority mail expense, contact:
Robert F. Dorr
3411 Valewood Drive
Oakton VA 22124
(703) 264-8950