The Blond Knight of Germany: A Biography of Erich Hartmann

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 22, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
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During the Second World War, one German Luftwaffe pilot compiled a combat record so remarkable that he earned the distinction of becoming the premier fighter pilot in the history of aerial warfare! Erich Hartmann, called the Blond Knight of the German Luftwaffe, achieved the staggering total of 352 confirmed victories. Hartmann's incredible combat record earned him the coveted diamonds to his Knight's Cross, but his wartime exploits convey only an inkling of the drama consummated in Hartmann's life and career. Now, at last, the story of Germany's Blond Knight has been told by the award-winning authors of Fighter Aces of the U.S.A and Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe. You'll relive Hartmann's extraordinary aerial achievements, the ordeals suffered during 10 years of postwar imprisonment by the Soviet Union, and his subsequent role in the development of the new West German Air Force.

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User Review  - Stephen Bauer - Goodreads

To anyone born and raised in America, the movies that we see show all members of the WWII German military solely as agents of evil. In particular the movies largely focus on stereotypical characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gina Williams - Goodreads

Decent biography of the leading German fighter pilot in WW2. His life lessons are a good foundation for anyone contemplating leadership. A born leader that didn't aspire to be one, just be the best he could be and do what he considered right in staying true to himself. Read full review

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