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The Wild Blue : The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45

3 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Stephen E. Ambrose

Long before he entered politics, when he was just in his early 20s, South Dakotan George McGovern flew 35 bomber missions over Nazi-occupied Europe, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery under fire. Stephen Ambrose, the industrious historian, … see full wiki

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Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
3 reviews about The Wild Blue : The Men and Boys Who Flew...
review by . April 29, 2008
Not up to par with the classic Ambrose WWII books.     Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany  Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest    Ambrose seemed to mail this one in. It reads like a first draft that needs polish and upgrades.    The interesting part of the book is when it centers on George McGovern, …
review by . September 21, 2001
Having read all of Ambrose's previous books, I began to read this one with certain expectations: That the nature and extent of his coverage of the subject, for example, would be comparable with his coverage of the Lewis and Clark expeditions and the construction of the Intercontinental Railroad. In fact it is not. What we seem to have is more of a briefing on rather than a definitive analysis of "the men and boys who flew the B-24s over Germany." It is a great read, combining a lucid and lively …
review by . September 02, 2001
Stephen Ambrose is one of my favorite writers of history, and my definite favorite when it comes to World War II. In addition, I have a personal interest in this book, because my father-in-law was a navigator on a B-24, and was stationed in Cerignola at the same time as George McGovern and his crew. I asked my father-in-law if he knew McGovern, but he said that he didn't, even though they (sort of) shared a nickname: McGovern's was "Mac", and my father-in-law's was "Lucky Mack", since his last name …
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