Book Reviews of The Wild Blue : The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45

The Wild Blue : The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45
The Wild Blue The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45
Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
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ISBN-13: 9780743504706
ISBN-10: 0743504704
Publication Date: 8/1/2001
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Audioworks
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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The very young men who flew the B-24's over Germany in WWII against terrible odds, were yet, another band of brothers, and, in THE WILD BLUE. Steven Ambrose recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship with vivid detail and affection.
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Long before he entered politics, when he was just in his early 20s, South Dakotan George McGovern flew 35 bomber missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery under fire. Stephen Ambrose, the industrious historian, focuses on McGovern and the young crew of his B-24 bomber, volunteers all, in this vivid study of the air war in Europe.

In his fast-paced narrative, Ambrose follows many other flyers (including the Tuskegee Airmen, the African American pilots who gave the B-24s essential fighter support on some of their most dangerous missions) as they brave the long odds against them, facing moments of glory and terror alike. "It would be an exaggeration to say that the B-24 won the war for the Allies," Ambrose writes. "But don't ask how they could have won the war without it." --Gregory McNamee
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This audio book was incredibly interesting. I'm not much of a history buff, unlike my husband, but I really enjoyed listening to this recording. It is the unabridged version, and it plays approximately 9 hours. A great listen.
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If you lived and were in the war 11 you will love this book.
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This is a very entertaining and educational book. I loved it! I definitely would recommend it for anyone who is interested in World War II or aviation.
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My dad REALLY enjoys Stephen Ambrose books. He just started reading a couple of his books and now has a nice collection of them. If you are a fan of military novels, Stephen Ambrose is the way to go.
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We learned a lot about WWII history from these tapes. They were good to listen to in our travels.
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An easy read concerning a B-24 bomber crew in WWII. Follows the military career of pilot George McGovern(Presidential candidate 1972) and his crew.