Book Reviews

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  • Newgate's Knocker: An Aviation Thriller

    Greg W. Peterson
    Private
    2020
    English
    X X X X X
    397 pg.
    ASIN: B0864QFJKV
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    ‘Newgate’s Knocker: An Aviation Thriller’ is the name of this new book!  The subtitle Death Pulse provides a clue to the plot of this first book of  Greg Peterson. It is a story about a planned terrorist attack on the USA, with more than superficial likeness to the dramatic events of 9/11.  So planes play […]

  • Forgotten Heroes: Aces of the Royal Hungarian Air Force in the Second World War

    Csaba B. Stenge
    Helion & Company
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    448 pg.
    9781911512 684
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This good new book ‘Forgotten Heroes: Aces of the Royal Hungarian Air Force in the Second World War’ gives the reader an overview of the “forgotten” Hungarian aces who fought their air battles in the second world war on German side. Their opponents were mainly Russians and Americans. Interesting part of the book is the Hungarian […]

  • Stranded

    J.E. Timlin
    Blossom Spring Publishing
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    267 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1916173535 ISBN-13: 978-1916173538
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    A review on the book ‘Standed’! There we go. Timlin’s goal was to write an adventure book for kids with a strong focus on aviation. It is the story about two friends with rather opposed personalities and interests, who get themselves and a bunch of fellow kids and some grown ups involved in a aircaft […]

  • Call Signs- US Army Airplane Stories

    Steve Koenig
    BookBaby
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    192 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1543981232 ISBN-13: 978-1543981230
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This charming in hard cover and pocket sized executed book called ‘Call Signs- US Army Airplane Stories’ contains stories about the flight experiences of US Army pilots, a group of pilots that do not have the glamorous  image of the fighter and bomber pilots we mostly all read about. However it is a fascinating book […]

  • Through Adversity- Britain and the Commonwealth’s War in the Air 1939-‘45 Volume 1

    Ben Kite
    Helion and Company
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    508 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1912866234 ISBN-13: 978-1912866236
    Review written by: Rene Verjans

    It is unique to see how, every now and then, some people do manage to write a totally new refreshing book about WO II, from just a different view. Ben Kite is one of them! Thousands of books have been written about the activities by the British and their allies in the air. Ben Kite […]

  • Bomber Command Pilot Leonard Cheshire's Classic Second World War Memoir

    Leonard Cheshire and Robert Owen
    Fighting High Publishing
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    208 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1999812867 ISBN-13: 978-1999812867
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many books on Bomber Command have been published after the war about the efforts of the RAF during WW 2 and especially about Bomber Command that from the beginning until the end of the war harassed Germany with continuous night bombardments. This book is an nice exception because it was written by Leonard Cheshire a highly […]

  • Flying Alone

    Beth Ruggiero York
    Beth Ruggiero York
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    245 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0578544210 ISBN-13: 978-0578544212
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Flying Alone is the life story of the author telling us about her adventures as a pilot in the world of the smaller freight air charters in the USA. She describes in an open and often emotional way her struggles in gathering enough flying hours after earning her commercial license in order to achieve a […]

  • D-Day Dakotas

    Martin Bowman
    Pen and sword books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    352 pg.
    9781526746153
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    A book on D-day Dakotas! D-Day 1944 has recently been commemorated because it is 75 years ago that the invasion on the Normandy coast took place by allied troops. The landings on the coast have broadly been reported and filmed, for everyone to see which sacrifices have been brought to let this invasion succeed. Less […]

  • Lockheed F-104 Starfighter : A History

    Martin W. Bowman
    Pen and Sword Books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    320 pg.
    9781473863262
    Review written by: René Verjans

    The book about the ‘Missile with a man strapped to it’, ‘Starfighter’ or ‘one-o-four’, starts with the remark that it is quite possible that the F-104 is one of the most photographed planes of all times. I think that Bowman is right. Unfortunately, I have not been able to take many pictures of a flying […]

  • The First Fighter Pilot - Roland Garros: The Life and Times of the Playboy Who Invented Air Combat

    Ed Cobleigh
    Check Six Books
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    326 pg.
    ISBN-10: 1629671568 ISBN-13: 978-1629671567
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    The First Fighter Pilot ……Roland Garros as a famous tennis tournament and tennis court in Paris is well known with everybody. But the question who was this person nobody knows. Yes a famous tennis player. Even my fellow pilots did not know. In this book Ed Cobleigh gives you the answer and in his usual […]