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What's war correspondent James Hooper reading?

War correspondent James Hooper is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he earned a degree in Slavic studies. He also served as a documentary researcher-writer for WFLA-TV in Tampa before moving to England, where he works as a freelance journalist. In honor of Veterans Day, we caught up with Hooper, whose most recent book, A Hundred Feet Over Hell, shares stories of the Bird Dog pilots in Vietnam, including his brother, Bill.

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What is on your nightstand?

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Anthony Beaver.

I imagine you read many books on military history. Why are you reading Beaver?

I recommend him as the best. Reading this book is a natural progression for me. I've read Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 and The Fall of Berlin: 1945. They are the best historical accounts that I've come across.

Piper Castillo, Times staff writer

What's war correspondent James Hooper reading? 11/07/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 7, 2009 3:30am]
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