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Canvas Falcons Men And Planes Of Ww1

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Based on documents written by the great aces and interviews with survivors, this story of the air war in Europe re-creates a world where men too young to have known much of life discovered new ways of killing & dying. Here are the true stories of the famous flyers on both sides of the conflict: Manfred von Richthofen--"The Red Baron"--who shot down 80 enemy planes; Max ...more
Published by Dorset House Publishing Co Inc (first published March 28th 1995)
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Mike Prochot
Aug 24, 2014 Mike Prochot rated it really liked it
Shelves: world-war-one
Excellent book about the very young men who flew in combat during World War One.

I am very glad to have discovered Longstreet's effort to bring us into the cockpit. Most books I have read regarding aviation in the first world war tend to gloss over the personalities and personal stories of the aviators. Most tend to give much detail in regards the aircraft in use and inevitably fall into repeating the oft told stories of bravery in the air, aerial knighthood, good sporting and the mythology that
Aug 25, 2015 Neev rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, history, wwi
An enjoyable and easy read. Amazon reviews suggest it may not be as accurate as one might hope, but it's certainly a good introduction for those curious about the topic.
Jim Cunningham
May 13, 2014 Jim Cunningham rated it really liked it
This book is widely-- and correctly-- panned for its inaccuracies and speculative passages. That said, it is an enjoyable read if one is aware of its faults and accepts it as an entertaining lightweight history of air warfare in WWI.
Sean Mccarrey
Jul 19, 2011 Sean Mccarrey rated it it was amazing
This book was my absolute favorite as a young kid. It may seem a bit dry to the casual observer but the stories of this romantic era of aerial combat really thrilled me when I was young and still entertain me now.
Fredrick Danysh
Canvas Falcons explores the development of military into and through the first World War. It also looks at the inventors, designers, and pilots of the period. Good insight.
Nov 11, 2008 Lars rated it really liked it
One of the most succinct, well-written and engaging accounts of aerial combat during the Great War that I have ever read.
Deidre O'shaughnessy
This is an entertaining and informative look at a seldom reflected upon chapter of our world's history.
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Stephen Longstreet was a prolific novelist, screenwriter, cartoonist, and artist whose work ranged in subject from gourmet cookbooks to potboiler detective novels to portraits of American jazz greats. He published over 100 books in his lifetime, including the novel The Sisters Liked them Handsome, which was turned into a successful Broadway musical. Longstreet also wrote screenplays that would go ...more
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