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Desert Hawk: The True Story of Stocky Edwards, World War II Flying Ace
by Barbara Hehner (Goodreads Author)
The Desert Hawk is the story of James F. "Stocky" Edwards, one of Canada’s greatest WWII air aces, a fighter pilot who earned his nickname not because of his build, but because he would stand up to anything. A Saskatchewan farm boy whose bird-shooting skills would serve him well later in battle, he joined the RCAF and at 20 years old was leading the 260 Squadron over more ...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published November 16th 2010 by HarperCollins
(first published September 26th 2005)
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I really enjoyed this book because I know Stocky Edwards personally. He grew up in my home town of Battleford, Saskatchewan and was friends with my mother and her siblings. Because I'm not a military historian, I sometimes find it difficult to wade through the technical details of someone's military career. This book was written at just the right level -- it described Stocky's wartime exploits with enough detail to make them interesting, but did not lose sight of the young man himself.
BARBARA HEHNER is the author of many children’s books. She began writing over 20 years ago, entering into a partnership with David Suzuki. Together they wrote six children’s science and activity books, starting with Looking at Plants. Barbara Hehner lives in Toronto with her family.More about Barbara Hehner...