THE WILD BLUE: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Another paean to the "greatest generation" of young Americans, this time focusing on the B-24 bomber crews—with special attention to the crew of the Dakota Queen, piloted by future US Senator and 1972 presidential candidate George McGovern.Ambrose (Nothing Like It in the World, 2000, etc.) took over this project from reporter Michael Takiff, who had begun work on a book about McGovern's wartime ... Read full review

Review: The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B24s Over Germany

Editorial Review - - Stuart Shiffman

In 1972 Senator George McGovern of South Dakota was the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States. To a large degree, McGovern's candidacy was based upon opposition to the war raging in South Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Richard Nixon, the incumbent President, had been elected in 1968 with a promise to end the war. Four years later that promise was unfulfilled. McGovern's ... Read full review

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