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Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942

"During the dark, early days of World War II, when the Imperial Japanese army, navy, and air force were running roughshod over Asia and the Pacific, it seemed that nothing could stop them. Only a small band of American mercenary fliers based in Burma and known as the Flying Tigers, led by a leather-faced fighter named Claire Chennault, seemed able to challenge and defeat the Japanese....

"The exciting story of this legendary fighting force that wore American uniforms but Chinese insignia is told in Daniel Ford's definitive history of the legendary Flying Tigers. Every page contains a new tidbit of information and rich, long-forgotten detail." -- World War II magazine, November 2007

Read the preface
Read Chapter 3: 'Too Good To Be True'
Bibliography and chapter notes
Additions and corrections
See the cover up close
Order of Battle tables for the Burma campaign
What the reviewers are saying
Chris Shores on the subject of AVG victory claims

Recently added to the Flying Tiger bibliography: "Traces of a Second American Volunteer Group: The Glenn Hagenbuch Story" and A Chinese in the A.V.G.. And three e-books dealing with the AVG: AVG Confidential (a Flying Tiger reports to the U.S. Navy); 100 Hawks for China (the story of the shark-nosed P-40 that made the Flying Tigers famous; and Rising Sun Over Burma (Flying Tigers and Wild Eagles - how Japan remembers the battle.

Get the paperback

Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers, 1941-1942 The HarperCollins edition is revised and updated from the Smithsonian Institution Press hardcover that won an Award of Excellence from the Aviation / Space Writers Association in 1991. It's a quality paperback, 6x9 inches, 384 pages, two maps, and many photographs and drawings. Retail price $15.95. Amazon.com usually but not always has the lowball price. The book is also available from Amazon stores in most other countries, from Barnes & Noble, and the Book Depository (free delivery worldwide). Or any bookstore will order it for you, using the ISBN 978-0061246555.

For retail price plus postage, I'll put an autographed copy in the mail for you: US Media Mail $19 or (faster, especially for Alaska and Hawaii) US Priority Mail $22. Or you can write a check.

Get the e-book

The digital edition is actually sometimes more expensive than the paperback. (I didn't price them! HarperCollins did.) It's available from Amazon stores worldwide - Apple iBooks Store - Barnes & Noble - Inktera - Kobo - Scribd and indeed anywhere e-books are sold.

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