Cowboys and War by Larry Fry presents a verbal journey into the skies of war above North Vietnam and across the whole emotional war zone. Told with spirit and color that creates an image in the mind of the reader, the book is an easy read but an emotional one that captures the mood and feelings of that air war.
A collection of poetry written in the voice of a fictional war pilot from the poet's own companion novel Delta Sierra, it is done well and stands alone— a worthy effort to convey the feelings of what it must have felt like for those flying missions in the Vietnam War.
Review by Bill McDonald (May 2019)
Cowboys and War is a poetry collection written with the point of view and in the voice of Lieutenant Gary Bishop Deale, United States Air Force. Gary is a protagonist in the companion novel Delta Sierra, which describes his exploits as an F-105D Thunderchief pilot during the Vietnam War. The chap book also contains poems about his wife, Allison Faith Deale, who remains behind in North Carolina.
Book Format(s): Soft cover
Review Genre: Poetry—Poetry Book
Number of Pages: 46