The REAL "iron eagle"

Discussion in 'History' started by locutus, May 8, 2013.

  1. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    One of the best WW2 history/biography works that I've read in many years.

    Iron Eagle: The turbulent life of General Curtis E. LeMay

    By Thomas Coffey

    Barnes and Noble

    A very good read.

    No matter how much you know about the air war in both the European and Pacific theaters, you'll learn a lot more.
     
  2. Rentacop

    Rentacop New Member

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    Haven't read this one but Whirlwind did LeMay justice .
     

  3. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I will give that one a try. Thanks for the heads-up.

    If you haven't read it yet, pick up Atkinson's final volume of his WWII trilogy, The Guns at Last Light It is an outstanding history and a fun read. It sheds some new light on some of our WWII heroes and villains.
     
  4. Rentacop

    Rentacop New Member

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    Atkinson ? I dunno... I read one of his books once and once was enough . The man cannot write, which is understandable when you consider he was a senior editor for The Washington Post ( "Washington Daily Worker" ) . Editor Ben Bradlee couldn't write either, as evidenced by his atrocious book on JFK .
    They say history is written by the victors but in the Atkinson case, it is written by illiterate leftists .
     
  5. AGL4now

    AGL4now New Member

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    A very dear friend of mine flew for Curtis Lemay.