Spitfire: The Autobiography

Spitfire: The Autobiography

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by Jon E. Lewis
     
 

A celebration of the machine and the men who took to the skies in defence of Britain. It is also the dramatic illustration of a little understood truth: the Spitfire did more than win the Battle of Britain - it won the war. It was not Stalingrad which turned the corner of the war against Hitler, it was the Spitfire in the summer of 1940 when RAF Fighter Command

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A celebration of the machine and the men who took to the skies in defence of Britain. It is also the dramatic illustration of a little understood truth: the Spitfire did more than win the Battle of Britain - it won the war. It was not Stalingrad which turned the corner of the war against Hitler, it was the Spitfire in the summer of 1940 when RAF Fighter Command destroyed the myth of Nazi invincibility.


Praise for his previous books:

London: The Autobiography:

'Fascinating ... brings the story of London to life' Good Book guide

The English Soldier: The Autobiography:

'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army

'Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book.' Daily Express

'[A] compelling tommy's eye view of war from Agincourt to Iraq' Daily Telegraph


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472107824
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
02/07/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
576,911
File size:
368 KB

Meet the Author

Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer, whose books on history and military history
are sold worldwide. He is also editor of many The Mammoth Book of anthologies, including the bestselling On the Edge and Endurance and Adventure.

He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history. His work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire with his partner and children.

Praise for his previous books:

England: The Autobiography:
'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army

The British Soldier: The Autobiography:
'this thoughtful compilation . . . almost unbearably moving.' Guardian

'Compelling tommy's eye view of war.' Daily Telegraph

'What a book. Five stars.' Daily Express

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