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Crimson sky : the air battle for Korea
Bruning, John R.
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Washington [D.C]. : Brassey's, 1999.
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xvi, 232 pages : illustrations\. ; 25 cm
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DS920.2.U5 B78 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In his maiden literary flight, aviation historian Bruning characterizes the Korean War as a crossroads, a last hurrah for one generation of tactics and technology and the proving ground for the next. He details 20 aerial actions, among them the first air rescue of a downed pilot, the Battle of Carlson's Canyon, the first dogfight of the war, and the death of the first African-American naval aviator. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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John R. Bruning is the author or collaborating author of sixteen non-fiction books including the Outlaw Platoon, House to House, Shadow of the Sword, The Devil's Sandbox: With the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry at War in Iraq, and Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U. S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan.

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Taylor augments his reputation for sound, literate, accessible biography with this study of Robert E. Lee. He compresses a lifetime of large achievements into a comparatively modest volume that is highly suitable as an introduction to Lee's career. He supplements biography with cogent discussions of several issues that have been raised by recent revisionist biographers, such as the influence of Lee's father, the reality of his famous self-control, his influence on Confederate strategy, and his postwar role in reconciliation. Taylor assumes a generally pro-Lee position but stops far short of oversimplification or hagiography. What emerges is a plausible portrait of a complex, often troubled, brilliant individual who kept his troubles out of other people's hair out of a sense of duty and also, out of that dutifulness, did his best for a dubious, possibly doomed cause. Taylor proves refreshingly different from all the nitpickers and ideologues who have built their hundred circling camps on the bones of the Civil War dead. (Reviewed September 1, 1999)1574881582Roland Green