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Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero
Billy Bishop was fiercely ambitious, driven by an undisguised hatred of his enemies. He played hard and fought even harder. A highly skilled pilot and a crack shot, "top gun" of the Allied air forces, by 1918 Bishop was the most highly decorated war hero in Canadian history. He remains the most controversial. Some of Bishop's fellow pilots were repelled by his grandstandin ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 15th 2002 by Lorimer
(first published January 1st 1988)
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Really enjoyed this read about a Canadian flying ace. The narrative was engaging and fascinating, and the subject matter appeared to be well researched. The story of Billy Bishop is sticking with me, and I've gone on and researched his planes as well as the Lewis gun, etc. The only downside was the number of editing mistakes in the book (repeated phrases, etc.) however I found the subject so fascinating and the author's style so engaging that I just let those go. The crux of the story was there ...more