The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Aircraft and America's Finest Hour

The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Aircraft and America's Finest Hour

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by Andrei Cherny
     
 

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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 people around the world to believe in America's fundamental goodness.See more details below

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440635953
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/17/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
325,014
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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"A successful work of popular history...an enjoyable, timely narrative."
-Dallas Morning News

"Andrei Cherny tells this story vividly, placing it on the broader canvas of the incipient Cold War."
-Michael Barone, U.S. News and World Report

"A gripping, suspenseful narrative history... Reminds me of Stephen Ambrose at his best."
-Douglas Brinkley

"A fine eye for character and detail."
-Bloomberg News

"An exciting, inspiring, and wonderfully written book."
-Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

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