Recent Reviews for Neil Levin
An Angel Rode My Wing (Book) - 8/29/2008 7:24:23 AM|
In retired USMC Lt. Col. Neil Levin's memoir, An Angel Rode My Wing, what begins as a young man's adventure becomes a calling to a purpose greater than self.
I was particularly struck by Levin's use of first person present tense narrative in certain vignettes. He doesn't so much tell these stories as he relives them, establishing a rare intimacy with the reader as one would with a trusted confidante. You will be with him in the cockpit, whether soaring for the pure pleasure of it or engaging the enemy in deadly combat. And you will stand beside him at "The Wall," and understand when he weeps.
Readers who have never served - the overwhelming majority of our society since the draft ended - will find revealed here the draw and the truth of military life, as opposed to Hollywood's stereotypes. Readers who have served in combat arms units, regardless of service branch, will find throughout Levin's story striking similarities to experiences and remembrances of their own. And those of us who served 20 years, 30 years, or more will once again experience in his writing that last day's feeling of it all having been done too soon.
An Angel Rode My Wing goes beyond Neil Levin's deeply personal and unique story to give voice to all those who served, sacrificed, and survived nightmares, but who also have been blessed with lifelong friendships in which love is not too strong a word and who have found life's dreams fulfilled.
CW3 USA (ret)
An Angel Rode My Wing (Book) - 8/20/2008 10:11:09 PM
I liked your prayer. Look forward to reading your book.
An Angel Rode My Wing (Book) - 7/24/2007 7:17:34 AM
Pleased to meet you and honored by your service to the country during a time of turbulence and trial.
An Angel Rode My Wing (Book) - 12/14/2006 4:39:25 AM
SEMPER FI, LEATHERNECK!!
What a blessing that you listened to your inner spirit and survived to tell your story. Thank you for your military dedication and seving the country. Our Land of the Free.
Continued blessings to you,
Author,Gwendolyn A. Thomas GATH
From the Heart of an Artist Quiet Storm