The Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richthofen's Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

The Red Baron: The Graphic History of Richthofen's Flying Circus and the Air War in WWI (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Wayne Vansant
     
 

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In The Red Baron, graphic artist and author Wayne Vansant illustrates the incredible story of Manfred von Richthofen, whose unparalleled piloting prowess as a member of the Imperial German Army Air Service made him a World War I celebrity both in the air and on the ground. In his signature style, enjoyed by readers of Normandy and Bombing Nazi Germany

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In The Red Baron, graphic artist and author Wayne Vansant illustrates the incredible story of Manfred von Richthofen, whose unparalleled piloting prowess as a member of the Imperial German Army Air Service made him a World War I celebrity both in the air and on the ground. In his signature style, enjoyed by readers of Normandy and Bombing Nazi Germany, Vansant beautifully depicts the fearsome intelligence and mid-flight awareness that would earn Richthofen eighty documented air combat victories over the Western Front in the halcyon days of military aviation. From his beginnings as cavalry member and a pilot-in-training to the years he spent commanding Jasta 11 from the cockpit of his fabled red plane, to his eventual leadership of the ultra-mobile Jagdgeschwader 1 (aptly nicknamed ñRichtofenÍs Flying Circusî by nervous foes because of the groupÍs colorful airplanes and mobile airfields), The Red Baron brings the story of this legendary figure to life. Richthofen died young under controversial circumstances, but the Red BaronÍs astonishing skill and tactical acumen lived on far long after his death and helped usher in a new type of warfare that would reign supreme twenty-five years later: war in the air.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627881982
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
06/15/2014
Series:
Zenith Graphic Histories Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
639,221
File size:
23 MB
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Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Writer and artist Wayne Vansant (Mableton, GA), who served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, was the primary artist for MarvelÍs The ÍNam for more than five years and has since written and illustrated many other historically accurate books. He is one of the foremost writer-artists working in military-themed graphic nonfiction today. His most recent graphic novels for Zenith Press include Normandy (2012), Gettysburg (2013), Grant vs. Lee (2013), Bombing Nazi Germany (2013), and The Red Baron (2014).

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Redfish1 More than 1 year ago
Does not work on my Samsung Tab 3.  Makes me wonder if it will work on the new Samsung NOOK 4.