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In a grand sweeping narrative, tells the inspiring story of how, despite initial disastrous defeats, a generation of young naval aviators challenged and ultimately vanquished a superior Japanese air force and fleet in the Pacific. The instruments of the United States aviators' triumphs were the elegantly designed F4F Wildcat, F6F Hellcat, as well as the lethal TBF Avenger torpedo bomber. With superbly trained U.­S. Navy and Marine Corps aviators at their controls, these planes became the most successful aerial weapons in naval history.

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Author: David SearsBook contributor: Harvard UniversityLanguage: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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The exhilarating epic story of the heroic fighter pilots whose fast-­flying, hard-­turning planes turned the tide in the Pacific theater during World War II.

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The gripping exploits of United States Navy combat pilots during the Korean War—heroes who inspired James Michener’s classic, The Bridges at Toko-­Ri

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The original teachings of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of chasidism, on more than fifty subjects.

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A Main Selection of the Military Book Club and a Featured Alternate of the History Book Club In the last days of World War II, a new and baffling weapon terrorized the United States Navy in the Pacific. To the sailors who learned to fear them, the body-­crashing warriors of Japan were known as "suiciders"; among the Japanese, they were named for a divine wind that once saved the home islands from invasion: kamikaze. Told from the perspective of the men who endured this horrifying tactic, At War with the Wind is the first book to recount in nail-­biting detail what it was like to experience an attack by Japanese kamikazes. David Sears, acclaimed author of The Last Epic Naval Battle, draws on personal interviews and unprecedented research to create a narrative of war that is stunning in its vivid re-­creations. Born of desperation in the face of overwhelming material superiority, suicide attacks--­by aircraft, submarines, small boats, and even manned rocket-­boosted gliders--­were . . .

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The original teachings of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of chasidism, on more than fifty subjects.

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In 1951, James Michener went to Korea to report on a little known aspect of America’s stalemated war: navy aviators. His research inspired novel about these pilots became an overnight bestseller and, perhaps, the most widely read book ever written about aerial combat.­Using Michener’s notes, author David Sears tracked down the actual pilots to tell their riveting, true-­life stories. From the icy, windswept decks of aircraft carriers, they penetrated treacherous mountain terrain to strike heavily defended dams, bridges, and tunnels, where well entrenched Communist anti-­aircraft gunners waited to shoot them down. Many of these men became air combat legends, and one, Neil Armstrong, the first astronaut to walk on the moon.­Such Men As These brims with action-­packed accounts of combat and unforgettable portraits of the pilots whose skill and sacrifice made epic history.

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