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The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour - Andrei Cherny
The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour
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The Candy Bombers is the true tale of the ill- assorted group of castoffs and second-stringers who saved millions of desperate people from a dire threat. By feeding and supplying West Berlin by air for nearly a year, these brave men won the hearts of America's defeated enemies, and inspired... show more
The Candy Bombers is the true tale of the ill- assorted group of castoffs and second-stringers who saved millions of desperate people from a dire threat. By feeding and supplying West Berlin by air for nearly a year, these brave men won the hearts of America's defeated enemies, and inspired people around the world to believe in America's fundamental goodness. Their valor and kind acts helped the country avoid World War III, and won the greatest battle of the Cold War-without firing a shot.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780425227718 (0425227715)
ASIN: 425227715
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 640
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour
Talk about your non-fiction books that read like a novel. I could not put this book down and I stayed up too late a couple of nights because I just lost track of time. I'm a child of the 70's but my parents were born in the 20's and my father was a Navy fighter pilot in WWII, but his orders were ...
TeaStitchRead
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5.0 Operation Berlin Airlift/Operation VITTLES
This book was a wonderful and fast read. Operation Berlin Airlift (OBA 1948-1949) is the often-overlooked middle child of the post-WWII rebuilding-OBA-Korean War military family that led to the early years of the Cold. War. Yet, the event had remarkable importance that still goes unnoticed by most ...
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5.0 An often over-looked event in military history
I am a military veteran and I hate studying/reading about military history. There have only been two books that are on my keeper list - this one and The Generals' War. I read this book because it was on the Air Force's Chief of Staff reading list in 2010. This book is not about a war/battle at all, ...
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