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Go, Get 'Em!

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When a young Yankee athlete makes up his mind to play a part on the most thrilling game the world has ever witnessed -- war in mid air -- the result is certain to produce a heart-thrilling story. Marshal Wellman was the only American in the air over General Pershing's famous "Rainbow Division" when the Yankee troops made their historic first over-the-top attack on the Hun, ...more
Hardcover, 1st, 284 pages
Published 1918 by Page
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John Goodrich
Nov 08, 2016 John Goodrich rated it liked it
Shelves: flying-pulp
Propaganda, to be sure, but there's a lot of insight into the character of young William Wellman, later Hollywood director. When researching the flight of WWI aviators, books written by the men who did it are the best references. Here, Go Get 'Em! is an excellent resource for the training and four months of flying and fighting Wellman performed.

Wellman's style is plain, but never uninteresting. Decently written and the story moves along. He doesn't devolve into histrionics, nor does he lionize
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Jonathan
Nov 18, 2013 Jonathan rated it liked it
while it is an interesting autobiographical account of Wellman's few month in the Lafayette Flying Corps, it is so jingoistic that I cannot rate it higher than a 3.5 really. Page published several books in 1918 that were designed to both capitalize on interest in the Great War and also drum up enlistment. Full of "the great game" and chivalry of the air mythos, and replete with anecdotes of the evil Hun.
Still, it is an interesting historical artifact, and one of only a few first hand accounts o
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