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  • Patricia West schreef:

    I have just completed a memoir about my father, who was inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame, and was wondering if you would like to review it, or if you know someone who would. The title of the book is From Stearmans to Starfighters, and it will be coming out on amazon.com soon.

  • Martin Leeuwis schreef:

    Dag René,
    Website ziet er goed uit, complimenten!
    Natuurlijk wat opmerkingen: de ’taal’ opties werken niet, je menu items met verschillende talen geven nog geen resultaten in die talen en ik mis een handig overzicht met alle boeken (omslag) waar je zo op kunt klikken voor review….
    Maar ook goed nieuws: er is een boek naar je onderweg, het derde deel van verhaaltjes!

  • Margaret Daisley schreef:

    I’m the editor for a novel, WINGS OVER IRAQ, just published through IngramSpark by the author, Eric B. Forsyth and available through all online book outlets.

    This is Iraq in the turbulent 1920s—a cauldron of intrigue, violence and death in a new country created from disparate parts of the old Ottoman Empire after WWI. The British are attempting to establish a puppet monarchy and protect the vital flow of oil using obsolete bombers. Lawless, rebellious Arab tribes roam the vast deserts, preying on anything that moves on the ground or in the air.

    Allan Chadwick is a slightly gauche, newly qualified RAF pilot posted to a bomber squadron near Baghdad. He is soon initiated into the brutality of war and the pleasures of romantic liaisons. Although they rarely meet, he has an accidental but profound influence on the life of Dr. Kurt Scharf, a respectable professor of archaeology. Scharf is a reluctant partner of German military intelligence, which funds his dig at Ur as a front for anti-British espionage.
    Their stories play out against the historical background of Middle Eastern conflict, the rise of fascism in Europe and the slow build-up to another world war.

    Eric Forsyth was born in England and served as an RAF fighter pilot. After Britain reduced her armed forces, he immigrated to Canada and obtained a commercial pilot’s license, rated for single and multi-engine land and sea planes. Unfortunately, flying opportunities did not appear.

    He enrolled in Toronto University Engineering Graduate School and was later hired to join the Scientific Staff of Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York. He worked there for thirty-five years, eventually being appointed Chair of the Accelerator Development Department. The department was responsible for the pre-construction planning and design of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), built after Eric’s retirement and now the most powerful nuclear physics research tool in the United States.

    Once established on Long Island, Eric enthusiastically took up sailing. His first sailboat was sixteen-feet long, but he soon experienced ocean sailing which led to his current forty-two-foot sloop which he built himself from a bare fiberglass hull. His accomplishments with this boat, which include two circumnavigations of the globe and cruises to polar waters, resulted in the award of the prestigious Blue Water medal from the Cruising Club of America.

    His sailing adventures are recounted in his book, An Inexplicable Attraction: My Fifty Years of Ocean Sailing, which was included in Kirkus Review’s hundred best memoirs of 2018.

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