Book Review

Hook Up; A Novel of Fort Bragg

Disclosure; I received a copy of this book from BookPlex in exchange for an honest review. I have received monetary compensation. However, my opinions are 100% my own!

Wow!! This book is amazing!! I am a huge history lover! I love all things learning about the Wars & different things like that! This book was right up my alley! I typically don’t read books like this, as I tend to be drawn more to Romance Novels, but when I read the synopsis of this book, I couldn’t pass it up! This book is set in the 60’s. Vietnam hadn’t gotten really serious yet & the Korean war was over. The men in this book were stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

With this book, you will learn how the Army of this era trained men when there was no war to fight & how to jump out of airplanes (which is something I REALLY want to do!!!!!) Lieutenant Sy Margolin, became the leader of enlisted soldiers, such as Private Will Patterson & Private Scott Breslin, who were known for challenging military authority the whole way to becoming paratroopers.

I would very highly recommend this book! I was completely immersed!

You can find this book at Amazon & Barnes & Noble in both eBook & Paperback Formats!

About the Author;

More than a few years ago, William Singley won the Samuel Goldwyn Literary Award at UCLA. Immediately afterward he spent a year in Vietnam taking photographs and writing stories about the First Brigade, 101st Airborne. His stories and photos were published worldwide and he earned a Bronze Star. He also served with 82nd Airborne; Hook Up is a result of his military experiences. He has written two additional novels based on ex-paratrooper and private investigator Tommy Palmer. Bill grew up at the South Jersey shore and has lived and worked in Africa, Hawaii, and traveled throughout Southeast Asia, the Orient, and Europe. He earned his living as the corporate sales manager for a major international airline and holds a master’s degree in Asian Studies. He raised a family close to the beach in Southern California where he resides today.

Hook Up; A Novel of Fort Bragg Book Cover Hook Up; A Novel of Fort Bragg
William P. Singley
Warriors Publishing Group
May 2014

It was an Army between wars. Korea was a fresh memory for some soldiers and Vietnam was only an insignificant blip on the military radar. It was an Army in which reluctant draftees mixed with aimless volunteers looking for adventure and ways to test or confirm their manhood. In those days and in that Army, “hook-up” was a jump command for paratroopers rather than a romantic liaison.

Hook Up: A Novel of Fort Bragg takes us inside that Army and introduces fascinating characters who are struggling to become paratroopers and survive in a starch-stiff U.S. Army airborne regiment based at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Side-by-side in that demanding trek are officers like Lieutenant Sy Margolin, a potential nebbish who instead becomes a strong leader, and enlisted men like Privates Willie Patterson and Scott Breslin, who challenge authority every step of the way to winning their paratrooper wings.

In Hook Up we get a close-up, very personal, and fascinating look at an Army that no longer exists—an Army populated with soldiers who have either learned hard life lessons or are about to learn them in a crucible where failure can land you in the stockade or in the morgue. From the rigors of barracks life to the raucous off-post adventures to the thrilling jump sequences, Hook Up is a fast-paced, thrilling story of military excellence pursued and human innocence lost.

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