Book of the Week #25

Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942 by Daniel Ford (Harper Collins/Smithsonian Books, 2007).

Author Daniel Ford lives on the north shore of Great Bay in New Hampshire and, in addition to being a writer, is a recreational pilot.

This book was originally published in 1991, and has been updated and revised for this 2007 edition. According to World War II Magazine (November 2007):
"During the dark, early days of World War II, when the Imperial Japanese army, navy, and air force were running roughshod over Asia and the Pacific, it seemed that nothing could stop them. Only a small band of American mercenary
fliers based in Burma and known as the Flying Tigers, led by a leather-faced fighter named Claire Chennault, seemed able to challenge and defeat the Japanese....

"The exciting story of this legendary fighting force that wore American uniforms but Chinese insignia is told in Daniel Ford's definitive history of the legendary Flying Tigers. Every page contains a new tidbit of information and rich, long-forgotten detail."

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