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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

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

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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 ... Read full review

The wild blue: the men and boys who flew the B-24s over Germany

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A distinguished author whose recent works include Band of Brothers and Citizen Soldiers, which also focus on World War II, Ambrose prefers to tell history from the average soldier's point of view ... Read full review

The Wild Blue

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Given the 50 percent casualty rate, it's hard to imagine young soldiers wanting to join the flight crews that flew B24s over Germany, but they did. A popular historian recounts their training and combat. Read full review

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