"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
The third edition of Flying Tigers is available as an e-book ($7.95) at Amazon and other online stores. The paperback ($14.95) is for sale on Amazon's stores in North America and Europe. This is the second update of my history of the AVG, first published in 1991 by Smithsonian Institution Press, and again in 2007 by HarperCollins. As before, it incorporates much new material.
Sale: Which leave me with a supply of the 2007 HarperCollins paperbacks. To clear them out, I'll send you one for $9.95 postpaid by media mail in the United States. I sign and mail the book, and PayPal handles the transaction.
Meantime, I've added two volumes to the Flying Tigers bibliography. The first is The Shadow Tiger: Billy McDonald, Wingman to Chennault, a scrapbook of letters, photos, and documents by and about the Air Corps pilot, flight instructor for the Chinese Air Force, and CNAC whose career so closely paralleed that of Claire Chennault'. It was put together by his son, Billy III, and it's a worthwhile addition to any serious collection about the AVG. Then there's Commanding Far Eastern Skies: A Critical Analysis of the Royal Air Force Air Superiority Campaign in India, Burma and Malaya 1941-1945, based on the PhD thesis of Peter Preston-Hough of the University of Wolverhampton's military history department. He puts the AVG in the larger picture of the Pacific War. Blue skies! — Daniel Ford
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