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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

The prologue to Wild Blue illustrates the constraints to flying a B-24. The very first sentence sets the stage, "The B-24 was built like a 1930s Mack Truck, except that it had an aluminum skin that ... Read full review

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User Review  - tillywern - LibraryThing

Although not an exhaustive historical reference of the air war over Europe during WWII, this book provides a very good glimpse into how average citizens became part of one of the greatest conflicts in ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Interesting and terrifying and edifying in many spots but draggy throughout. It's mostly the story of George McGovern's WWII, and I learned a lot. It's a good read, just not a gripping one- except ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

A rather weak and unworthy effort by Stephen Ambrose, barely comparable to his other books. This book suffers from truthiness and a lack of focus. Ambrose is invested in propagating the Greatest ... Read full review

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

There are many books about flying B-17's over Europe but fewer about what it was like to fly the B-24. Here Ambrose has gathered many stories from the men who flew them from airfields in Italy to ... Read full review

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User Review  - wadezoe - LibraryThing

An excellent review of B-24 bomber operations from training to combat over the Third Riech. It is also a biography of George McGovern's war years as a B-24 pilot. It is an excellent listen for aviation enthusiasts, World War II readers and pilots. Read full review

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User Review  - wmchamberlain - LibraryThing

I listened to this book on audio and it was fantastic. Many times writers have trouble writing for out loud reading, but Stephen Ambrose does and excellent job. If you are interested in WWII or in flying I would suggest you read this book. Read full review

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User Review  - stillnotalice - LibraryThing

My dad was an nose gunner in a B-24 in WW2. This gave me a good idea of what he experienced as a flyer. Read full review

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User Review  - legan - LibraryThing

Audiobook. Was a little slow, but good information and kept us entertained during a long car ride Read full review

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

Outstanding book about young men going to war Read full review


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