The Authors Show

Walter Boyne, a family friend, and author of dozens of books has released his latest “How the Helicopter Changed Modern Warfare.” He’s the former director of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, and, as you’ll hear, completely engaging.  He was interviewed by Don McCauley on the “Authors Show,” an online vehicle to promote authors and their books.  It’s new to me, but definitely seems like a great marketing tool. For more information, you can visit: and hear Walter Boyne talk about writing, research, his first helicopter flight (crashed), helicopters & modern warfare (including Vietnam, Desert Storm, and today), and, revamping the procurement system in general, but specifically for more resources for helicopter research and development and he makes the case why.

The catch is you only have 24 hours to listen to the interview with the clock ticking until midnight (although I think it reairs this weekend).  I’m definitely going to remember this for book #2. If you want to be a guest on the program, scroll down to the bottom of the website and submit an online interview request form. Let me know if they feature you and I’ll be sure to blog about it!

As a footnote, since this blog was originally posted nothing could illustrate Boyne’s point better than the revelation and use of the Stealth Helicopter, critical in the success of the Osama Bin Laden raid. I hope it drives up Boyne’s sales, and so does he, “The raid was perfect timing, and it illustrates the two main premises of the book.” We should all have such timing…

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