♥ Book Title : I Could Never Be So Lucky Again
☯ Full Synopsis : "After Pearl Harbor, he led America’s flight to victory General Doolittle is a giant of the twentieth century. He did it all. As a stunt pilot, he thrilled the world with his aerial acrobatics. As a scientist, he pioneered the development of modern aviation technology. During World War II, he served his country as a fearless and innovative air warrior, organizing and leading the devastating raid against Japan immortalized in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Now, for the first time, here is his life story — modest, revealing, and candid as only Doolittle himself can tell it. From the Paperback edition."Article| James Doolittle| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Jimmy Stewart
☯ Full Synopsis : "Of all the celebrities who served their country during World War II--and they were legion--Jimmy Stewart was unique. "Bomber Pilot" chronicles his long journey to become a bomber pilot in combat."Article| Starr Smith| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Calculated Risk
☯ Full Synopsis : "Famous for leading the Tokyo Raid, America's first strike against Japan in World War II, Jimmy Doolittle lived a remarkable life as an American pilot. This memoir by his granddaughter provides insights into his public and private world and sheds light on the drives and motivations of one of America's most influential and ambitious aviators."Article| Jonna Doolittle Hoppes| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
☯ Full Synopsis : "From the Publisher: Ted W. Lawson's classic Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo appears in an enhanced reprint edition for the sixtieth anniversary of the legendary Doolittle Raid on Japan. "One of the worst feelings about that time," Ted W. Lawson writes, "was that there was no tangible enemy. It was like being slugged with a single punch in a dark room, and having no way of knowing where to slug back." He added, "And, too, there was a helpless, filled-up, want-to-do-something feeling that [the Japanese] weren't coming -- that we'd have to go all the way over there to punch back and get even." Which is what "the Tokyo Raiders" did. Lawson gives a vivid eyewitness account of the unorthodox assignment that eighty-five intrepid volunteer airmen under the command of celebrated flier James H. Doolittle executed in April 1942. The plan called for sixteen B-25 twin-engine medium bombers of the Army Air Forces to take off from the aircraft carrier Hornet, bomb industrial targets in Japan, and land at airfields in China. While the raid came off flawlessly, completely surprising the enemy, bad weather, darkness, and a shortage of fuel caused by an early departure took a heavy toll on the raiders. For many, the escape from China proved a greater ordeal. This anniversary edition features a foreword by noted aviation writer Peter B. Mersky and an introduction by Mrs. Ellen R. Lawson, Ted Lawson's widow, as well as twice as many photographs as the original book, several published here for the first time."Article| Ted W. Lawson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Hap Arnold
☯ Full Synopsis : "General Henry Harley “Hap” Arnold is widely considered the father of the United States Air Force. But his long list of accomplishments doesn’t begin or end there. He was also the first and only five-star general of the US Air Force; one of the first US military aviators; the first American to carry air mail; and the architect of the war-winning air strategy of World War II."Article| Bill Yenne| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : You've Been So Lucky Already
☯ Full Synopsis : "From the award-winning author of I Knew You'd Be Lovely comes an empowering and disarmingly funny memoir about grief and illness--and the wit and wisdom it takes to survive it. As a child, Alethea Black drifts between her father, a brilliant mathematician who is also her best friend, and her mother, a frank and outspoken woman on fire. After her father's death, Alethea is left unmoored, a young woman more connected to life's ethereal mysteries than to practical things such as doing laundry or paying taxes. And then, just when life seems to be getting back on track, she's suddenly racked by crushing fatigue, inexplicable pain, and memory loss. With her grasp on reality fading, and specialist after specialist declaring nothing is wrong, Alethea turns to her own research and desperate home remedies. But even as her frantic quest for wellness seems to lead to confusion and despair, she discovers more about her own strength than she ever could have imagined--and becomes a woman on fire herself."Article| Alethea Black| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : So Lucky
☯ Full Synopsis : "From the author of Hild, a fierce and urgent autobiographical novel about a woman facing down a formidable foe So Lucky is the sharp, surprising new novel by Nicola Griffith—the profoundly personal and emphatically political story of a confident woman forced to confront an unnerving new reality when in the space of a single week her wife leaves her and she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Mara Tagarelli is, professionally, the head of a multimillion-dollar AIDS foundation; personally, she is a committed martial artist. But her life has turned inside out like a sock. She can’t rely on family, her body is letting her down, and friends and colleagues are turning away—they treat her like a victim. She needs to break that narrative: build her own community, learn new strengths, and fight. But what do you do when you find out that the story you’ve been told, the story you’ve told yourself, is not true? How can you fight if you can’t trust your body? Who can you rely on if those around you don’t have your best interests at heart, and the systems designed to help do more harm than good? Mara makes a decision and acts, but her actions unleash monsters aimed squarely at the heart of her new community. This is fiction from the front lines, incandescent and urgent, a narrative juggernaut that rips through sentiment to expose the savagery of America’s treatment of the disabled and chronically ill. But So Lucky also blazes with hope and a ferocious love of self, of the life that becomes possible when we stop believing lies."Article| Nicola Griffith| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor
☯ Full Synopsis : "Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History "Like Lauren Hillebrand's Unbroken…Target Tokyo brings to life an indelible era." —Ben Cosgrove, The Daily Beast On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250,000 Chinese died in retaliation by the Japanese. Deeply researched and brilliantly written, Target Tokyo has been hailed as the definitive account of one of America’s most daring military operations."Article| James M. Scott| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : "Air Force Spoken Here"
☯ Full Synopsis : "Om general Eakers liv og især om hans virke under 2. vedenskrig."Article| James Parton| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Doolittle Raid
☯ Full Synopsis : "It was the biggest gamble of World War II, but Lt. Co. "Jimmy" Doolittle's legendary bombing raid on Tokyo gave America the morale boost it needed in the wake of Pearl Harbor. This is the full story as told by the Doolittle Raiders' official historian. Carroll Glines is also the author of Attack on Yamamoto."Article| C. V. Clines| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Dick Cole’s War
☯ Full Synopsis : "With American wartime morale at a low, the Japanese attack on Pearl harbor galvanized Americans to enter World War II combat operations. Four months later, on April 18, 1942, the first air assault on the Japanese Home Islands provided an important boost to American morale. That raid, immortalized in numerous films, became known as the Doolittle Raid. Sixteen bombers set out to bomb targets in Japan with a plan to land in China. All but three of the crew survived. Although every plane was lost, sixty-nine of the eighty members escaped capture or death, including Lieutenant Colonel Richard "Dick" Cole, one of two surviving members of the famous mission. The Doolittle Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in May 2014. Doolittle's Raid was only opening act of Cole's flying career during the war. When that mission was complete, many of the survivors were assigned to combat units in Europe. Cole remained in India and was assigned to Ferrying Command, flying the Hump (the Himalayas) for a year in the world's worst weather, with inadequate aircraft, few aids to navigation, and inaccurate maps. More than six hundred aircraft with their crews were lost during this monumental effort to keep China in the war, but Cole survived and rotated home in 1943. He was home just a few months when he was recruited for the 1st Air Commandos and he returned to India to participate in Project 9, the aerial invasion of Burma. Dick Cole's War is the fascinating story of one American's yearning for adventure in the skies and unstinting service to country. -- Inside jacket flap."Article| Dennis R. Okerstrom| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Doolittle Raiders
☯ Full Synopsis : "Eighty brave men made a near-suicidal first attack on Japan about four months after Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Roosevelt wanted a quick response to the Japanese ambush on Hawaii to demonstrate to the Japanese that they were not invulnerable to attack, and to give a much-needed boost to American morale. Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle was selected to plan and lead the Raid from the USS Hornet. Much has been written about the daring raid and the frightening escape through China, but little has been written about these brave men's lives before and after the Raid. This collection of biographical sketches tells us much about who these men were. Much of the biographical material was obtained from a private collection of Raider information and memorabilia that Ellen Lawson collected over a fifty-year period. Ellen was the widow of Maj. Ted Lawson--a Raider and author of Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo."Article| George Nolta| Statement ..."