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Tony Lazzarini

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Tony Lazzarini, USA, is the author of Highest Traditions: Memories of War.  According to the book description, “Highest Traditions, is the story of the author's 21- month tour of duty in Vietnam.  During the years 1966 and 1967, he flew over 250 missions as a helicopter door gunner on a UH-1D (Huey) helicopter. At that time, the average life expectancy of a gunner in combat was 20 seconds! He puts you beside him and whisks you off to the battlefield to perform a mix of hazardous  missions.  Read how helicopter operations were flown and why.  Discover the "A" Company "Little Bears", one of the most decorated helicopter units of the Vietnam War.” Tony Lazzarini is also the author of Never Trust A Man In Curlers.

One reader of Highest Traditions: Memories of War said, “Set during the time-frame just prior to the Tet Offensive. Tony Lazzarini succeeds in communicating his experience in Vietnam as a UH-1D (Huey) door gunner. He does an outstanding job describing, from one man's tactical perspective, the emerging doctrine of air assault. Highest Traditions also gives you a perspective of the social and emotional impact of the war on Tony and his fellow soldiers. I enjoyed reading this book. Once I picked it up, it was hard to put down. Organized into many very short chapters making it easy to read. Highly recommended for those of you that have an interest in Air Assault or helicopter operations during the Vietnam War. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.”


One reader of Highest Traditions: Memories of War said, “This is the second book I've had the pleasure of reading by Tony. His writing style is easy to read and always entertaining. One of those books that you don't want to put down until you're done, then pick it up again and start all over. He has a way of taking you from page to page, keeping you in the scene and taking you to the next with ease.”


According to the book description Never Trust A Man In Curlers, “Author Tony Lazzarini takes your emotions on a roller coaster ride with his short stories and anecdotes. Readers will laugh out loud about a crazy million-dollar idea and shudder at a chilling rescue mission from the jungles of Vietnam. Find out about Albert Einstein's favorite bar or what people from another planet are really like. Sixteen short stories of various lengths make it a great gift or carry around book. Perfect for airports, waiting rooms, bathrooms, night stands or living room tables.”


One reader of Never Trust A Man In Curlers said, “Each story took me from one emotion to another. One minute I found myself bursting out loud with laugher and a few pages later I was on the edge of my seat gripped with anticipation. This book is from the heart and I loved it. What a refreshing experience!”

Highest Traditions: Memories of War
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Never Trust A Man In Curlers
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One reader of Never Trust A Man In Curlers said, “Here's a book that will inspire your kids to set down their own ideas and feelings. Mr. Lazzarini still expresses their kind of innocence and idealism, even though he's a real grownup. In this collection he covers a broad range of emotions, from the deep horror of being in the very, whirling, center of combat in Vietnam, to the anguish of separation from one you love, to wistful longing for things lost, to an insanely comic flight of fantasy involving a set of magnets and a tie. His direct, unpretentious writing left me with pictures so vivid that I can see each scene in all its detail just by recalling the subject. It reminds me of Dashiell Hammett's ability to photograph the action in words. This book is too short. Send us more, Tony.”

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