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by Martin Caidin

eBook Thunderbolt! epub
  • ISBN: 1434484114
  • Author: Martin Caidin
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wildside Press (September 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 232 pages
  • ePUB size: 1106 kb
  • FB2 size 1521 kb
  • Formats mbr lrf rtf docx


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Martin Caidin is the best-selling writer of the World War II military aviation history classics SAMURAI! and .

For anyone wanting to know what flying these "crates" into battle was truly like, back when aviation was still fairly new, there is no better book than this one. Highly recommended!

Another of Martin Caidin's creative non-fiction "auto-biographies", his most well known being Samuari, the book is very good history

Another of Martin Caidin's creative non-fiction "auto-biographies", his most well known being Samuari, the book is very good history. Robert Johnson was reputedly unhappy about a lot of the license taken by Caidin in the book, but Caidin had the talent to turn basic truth into something a bit more readable by dipping into his very substantial knowledge of WWII aviation history

Martin Caidin is the best-selling writer of the World War II military aviation history classics SAMURAI! and .

Martin Caidin is the best-selling writer of the World War II military aviation history classics SAMURAI! and FORK-TAILED DEVIL: THE P-38. For anyone wanting to know what flying these "crates" into battle was truly like, back when aviation was still fairly new, there is no better book than this one. Highly recommended!

Книга: Martin Caidin Thunderbolt! The story of the U. S. 56th Fighter Group that shot down over 1, 000 Nazi .

Книга: Martin Caidin Thunderbolt! The story of the U. Издательство: "Книга по Требованию" (2007). September 14, 1927(1927-09-14) New York City, New York United States. His experiences with Iron Annie's resurrection were also drawn heavily upon for his book Jericho 52. Talk show host. In the mid-1980s, Caidin hosted a series of one-hour confrontational talk shows titled Face to Face.

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The telling of Thunderbolt! depends upon many sources, and the most vital of these are not to be found in the official histories of the 56th Fighter Group. I am deeply indebted to several close friends for all the personal attention and effort which contributed so highly to this book.

Martin Caidin (September 14, 1927 – March 24, 1997) was an American author and an authority on aeronautics and aviation. Caidin began writing fiction in 1957. In his career he authored more than 50 fiction and nonfiction books as well as more than 1,000 magazine articles. His best-known novel is Cyborg, which was the basis for The Six Million Dollar Man franchise. He also wrote numerous works of military history, especially concerning aviation.

The story of the U.S. 56th Fighter Group that shot down over 1,000 Nazi planes.
Comments: (7)
Dreladred
1) Why I chose this book : Love reading about WW2 and this book was superb!
2) Any course language present : One use of the f-word and then hel* being the most prevalent thereafter (no surprise)
3) Type of book : Memoir
4) Formatting/Editing : Well done
5) Best/Worst aspect of book : Version I bought back on August 26, 2017 no longer available for sale. Simply incredible to think this pilot never lost a wingman to an enemy fighter
6) Favorite Passage : Way too many (which is mark of a great read) including the solemn "The instant of knowing that the skies truly are yours in which to fly and soar..." , the humorous "Without warning, disaster struck. I discovered girls." and the gritty "No newspapers ever truly conveyed the screams of wounded and dying and black and white newsprint is wholly inadequate for portraying the bright splash of spilled blood."
7) Bottom-line : Excellent book for learning about the heralded life of only America's second highest scoring ace in the WW2 European Theater which begs the question "Who's number one?" as I'll need to be reading about him next!
Faulkree
I have been enjoying reading books written by participants in WWII. I believe we must recognize these to remember the contributions and experienced by those who are fast disappearing from everyday life. This was about flying a P-47 Thunderbolt against the Germany. You get a feel for the aircraft and its strong points in reading this, and also experience the missions that the author participated in. I have read another book about a P-47 pilot, who flew in the Pacific. This one tells more about the aircraft, while the one about the Pacific high-lights the experiences of the author both in the missions and during the time spent on the ground. I enjoyed both and recommend both to people interested in this history of aircraft during WWII. The price of the books was amazing: $.99 for Kindle editions.
Forcestalker
It is hard to believe that this autobiography is written by the pilot who actually lived to tell the tale. No novelist could possibly write a more spellbinding story of air combat. My only complaint is that the read was too short. Well done Major Robert Johnson! Again the movie makers have missed the chance to honor a true American hero by not telling America and all freedom loving people his story on the big screen.
God bless your soul.
Bpjacks
Samardenob
First read this way back in the early 1970s and lost it along the way. Got it again recently and loved every minute of reading it. The story of Robert S. Johnson as told by Martin Caidin is an incredible one and Martin Caidin's style of writing just draws you in until you feel like you are there. This book is one reason the P-47D Thunderbolt is my favorite WWII aircraft, even over the venerable Mustang and Corsairs. For anyone wanting to know what flying these "crates" into battle was truly like, back when aviation was still fairly new, there is no better book than this one. Highly recommended!
Wafi
Anyone who has flown a plane will recognize the descriptions of learning to fly. I was 35 and only a couple of years out of law school. Now I'm past 70, but I remember it like last week. Johnson's descriptions of learning will be disturbingly close for all who also learned.

Chapter twelve is the most white-knuckled reading I have ever done. As I was finishing that chapter I realized my pulse was elevated and my breathing had quickened and deepened. I was in that jug with him trying with all my might to open that canopy. I felt his fear as he contracted as small as he could behind the armor plate behind his seat while 20mm cannon rounds exploded all over his plane destroying his wind screen, cockpit, engine, and airframe. His panicking horror when fire started reaching for his hand and face was felt in my guts also. He knows the confusion that paralizes the brain when you are trapped in a rapid series of events that all lead to a horrible death. All the while frustrated with the sense of unfairness because bad things are happening too fast to cope and the man in the plane behind yours is trying his best to kill you-and there is nothing you can do. You and Johnson are both trapped in his burning cage and that German pilot behind him can't seem to run out of bullets. The reader can taste the fear and panic. You can feel his burns and the stinging in his eyes from the raw hydrolic oil mist whipping around the broken cockpit at combat speeds. And, it just keeps going on.

In Johnson's book, one sees the total visciousness of war-as practiced by both sides. One also feels the unbridled joy of survival and victory.

You will never read better descriptions
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The original book, "THUNDERBOLT" has been in print for decades and is classic WWII aviation story, well worth reading. However, this particular Kindle edition was billed as "NEW" and "illustrated edition". But most of the illustrations tacked onto the back of the book, while WWII related, have virtually nothing to do with Robert Johnson or P47's! With all the pictures of Johnson and P47's in the public domain for 70+ years, how tough would it have been for this Kindle publisher to have incorporated some?
Zaryagan
I like the way the book humanizes the author by recounting experiences of his childhood and youth, his early love of flying, his enlistment and flight training, people who influenced him, opinions of the various airplanes he flew, and ultimately his introduction to the powerful Thunderbolt fighter plane. Apparently he kept a diary, because his accounts of numerous air battles, friends lost, and victories won are incredibly detailed. I particularly absorbed his descriptions of the tactical maneuvers he made during combat and how he handled the cockpit controls. He permitted me to fly vicariously with him. All and all, and excellent read from start to finish.
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