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by Rick Ainsworth

eBook Thunder and Storm: The Haverfield Incident download ISBN: 0977037606
Author: Rick Ainsworth
Publisher: VRA Publishing (September 30, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 512
ePub: 1781 kb
Fb2: 1649 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

This award-winning novel set in the US Navy in 1963 highlights a neglected period of history. This story of a young man's journey to maturity, set in the early Sixties, illustrates the eventful transition from the Greatest Generation to the turbulence, idealism and hope of the Vietnam era. Exciting, thought-provoking and romantic, enjoyed by men and women, this novel is a must-read! A compelling novel enjoyed by men and women, it s a beautifully crafted page-turner with deftly-portrayed characters, and rich with tradition, romance, tension and redemption. Winner of the 2007 Indie Excellence Award in Historical Fiction; finalist in the 2006 Best Books Awards.
Comments: (7)
watching to future
Great story. A must for anyone who served in the Navy from the mid 50's through the mid-60's.
grand star
My first thought was there are too many books dredging up the past. President Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Bobbie, Vietnam. I had promised myself no more dredging and frying my brain. Then I ASSUMED this must be a light read and started reading and, OH SHIT! I can't read much at a sitting as it is ripping my heart out.

Excellant, Excellant Book, especially for former "Deck Apes". It is well written and one that you will not want to put down once you start it. I only regret that it had to end. I can relate to alot of the incidents having been in the Navy during this period of time
This book surprised me. My copy of the book came from a used book store rather than Amazon and upon seeing that it was a signed copy by the author to another individual I was doubtful it'd be very good, but being a U.S. Navy tin can sailor myself from 1966 to 1970 in the Pacific, I figured it'd be worth a read. Within a few pages I was hooked; the characters developed into sailors like those I served with and that combined with the historical accuracy of the dates, locations and ships made it an absolutely outstanding story. I could go on and on about how great this book is but I see that others have already described so that so suffice to say this book, in my opinion, deserves all 5 stars and then some. My only regret is that it isn't available in Kindle format, but it really is so good that even that omission in no way detracts from what I believe is one of the greatest Navy novels of all time. Upon finishing the book you may wonder as I did just how much of the "novel" was in actuality, true.
"You were didn't mow the lawn today!"

"I know dear, it's ...

"You didn't trim the hedges!"

"I know dear, it's...

"You didn't wash the car!"

"I know dear, it's...

"It's what?"

"It's Rick Ainsworth's fault."

Who's Rick Ainsworth and why is your not doing anything his fault?"

"That's simple dear. He's the author of THE HAVERFIELD INCIDENT. I picked up this book last night and I can't put it down. This is a real pager turner. He has me back in the early 1960's reliving the history of my youth while his characters are on an old US Navy Destroyer in the Pacific, living through the changing times of civil rights, political assassinations, the beginning of the war in Viet Nam and some of the greatest rock and roll ever written and sung. If that's not enough, there is also some drinking and carousing with women, like sailors are rumored to do."

"When do you think all this work around the house might get done?"

"Probably next week, unless Rick Ainsworth has his second novel out by then.
What a great story. Having been in the Navy I understand all that he potrayed with his feelings about his shipmates and the ship he served on. The closness you feel with your shipmates will never be felt with friends again. I have spent many years attempting to figure it out but this story helps bring to light exactly how and why those feelings evolve. Reading this book will only enlighten you to the Navy but the close feelings of all that serve together through the years.
I served in four Coast Guard ships, three destroyer sized and one smaller. From 1966 to 1968 one of my ships was home ported in Guam and sailed the same waters and performed very similar duties to those of the USS Haverfield. Rick's story telling is outstanding and his very accurate discriptions of life on a U.S. Naval vessel in the sixties kindled a lot of fond memories for me. I'm currently about half way through his new novel "Murder on Pratus Reef" and it is proving to be just as outstanding as "The Haverfield Incident". If you like historical naval fiction you have to read these books. In my opinion Mr.Ainsworth is destined to be one of our preeminent writers in this genere.
Don't let the title or subject matter stop you - this is a wonderful book that women will find just as interesting as men. It is a provocative, enthralling, entertaining, informative book about history, relationships, the early 60s, social change and how one incident can affect the rest of your life. I just couldn't put it down. It is beyond well written - the words flow off the page and surround you in emotion, action, and anticipation. I looked at it because of the other review, and I wanted a book to discuss with my college students. This is perfect for both reading for pleasure as well as using it to teach about the early 60s and how those times would affect us today. I am sending it to my loved ones in the military also. You have to read this one!