Chennault: Giving Wings to the Tiger
A well-documented portrait of a brave and controversial airman who commanded a Chinese air force during World War II.
Paperback, 472 pages
Published January 29th 2003 by University Alabama Press
(first published September 1987)
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Claire Lee Chennault was the colorful leader of the Flying Tigers, the famed volunteer group who served in China in the early days of America's involvement in World War II. Chennault should have been played by John Wayne in a movie. He was tough, compassionate, diplomatic, and brash, and he was a leader beloved of his men and hated or disrespected by much of the Army brass. The story of Chennault's brilliant approach to battling Japan in the air has been told in a variety of books and movies, us...more