Can someone recommend some good aviation novels?

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by Pilotl1234, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. joe.kildea

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    I loved "First to Fly: The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille" by Charles Flood
     
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    The Bridges At Toko-Ri by James Michener
    No Parachute by Arthur G Lee
     
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    I think I read once if you aren't a vodka alcoholic in the Soviet, you're a foreigner.

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    Even better movie. "Where do we get such men?"

    F-9F's in their finest hour.

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    Think V was referring to the American Mig pilots.... :D
     
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    A half dozen years ago, I wrote many book reviews for the local EAA 33 Chapter newsletter. They're still available. Most of them are before 2011 and you have to open the newsletter archive for each month to find them. Here are some of the titles that have not been mentioned before in this thread. I also reviewed some that were mentioned but won't repeat them here. Sorry, I'm not going to go to the considerable trouble to add info to the below list, but info on any is easy to find if you'd like.
    http://eaa33.org/wp/newsletter/archives/
    Skunk Works
    Sagittarius Rising
    Last Roll Call
    My Heart Is Africa
    East To The Dawn
    Freedom Flyers
    Fly By Wire
    Ghost Of A Chance
    Serenade To The Big Bird
    Rickenbacker, An Autobiography
    The Wild Blue
    Wingless Eagle
    Naked In Da Nang
    Hypnotizing Maria
    My Logbook
    Gentlemen Of Adventure
    With Wings Like Eagles
    Lost Moon
    Skygods
    Fly Low Fly Fast
    The Don Sheldon Story
    Duel Of Eagles
    Bury Us Upside Down
    Silent Flight
    North Star Over My Shoulder
    God Is My Co-Pilot
    Boyd
     
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    I just finished reading Mission: Jimmy Stewart and The Fight for Europe.
    https://www.amazon.com/Mission-Jimm...ission+jimmy+stewart+and+the+fight+for+europe

    The author’s style is a little funky in places, but the subject matter is riveting. Stewart fiercely avoided publicity during the war, and never talked about his service afterward, so this account is based on military records and the memoirs and recollections of others.

    He was so geared to military flying that before the war he bought a Stinson 105, knowing that the type was used by the Army, and figuring that experience in it would give him a leg up. He was a squadron commander in B-24s in England, flew 20 missions. The story of what it did to him emotionally almost sounds like a real-life “Frank Savage” from Twelve O’Clock High. Making the film It’s A Wonderful Life right after the war was a catharsis for him, as well as for Frank Capra.
     
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