Project Seven Alpha: American Airlines in Burma 1942

Project Seven Alpha: American Airlines in Burma 1942

by Leland Shanle

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ISBN-13: 9781844687442
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 04/20/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 920,623
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Chip is an accomplished and award winning writer (MWSA Gold Award for Historical Fiction 2012) in both fiction and non-fiction. He is a contributing Editor to Airways Magazine, and has published articles in other periodicals as well. Chip has also written screenplays for major motion pictures as well as television. His company Broken Wing was featured in Discovery's Curiosity Series Documentary: PLANE CRASH. He is a member of The Society of Authors in the United Kingdom and the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) in the United States. He has remained an active member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Historical fiction continues to be his passion and he pursues it further with, Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal, his second novel in a TRILOGY set in WWII. Project 7 Alpha, his first novel, received the GOLD AWARD in Historical Fiction 2012 from The Military Writers Society of America. 7A was published in 2008 (Kindle 2012) by Pen+Sword. End Game in the Pacific, his next, is scheduled for release in late 2012. And he is hard at work finishing his fourth; A Race With Infamy. Chip has also been an aviation/military technical adviser on 5 major motion pictures (Pearl Harbor, Behind Enemy Lines, xXx, The Day After Tomorrow and Stealth) and a television series pilot (not yet announced). His production company, Broken Wing LLC, is featured in Discovery's Curiosity Documentary: Plane Crash; in the USA, Channel 4 in the UK and Prosieben in Germany. A rare author that has actually lived the passion he writes about; Chip is a retired Naval Aviator and continues to fly with American Airlines and as an active Test Pilot. He also flies for fun with his kids, in his 1967 Beech-Craft Musketeer.

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Project Seven Alpha: American Airlines in Burma 1942 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have no idea what the other reviewer is talking about, I loved this novel!  He has a big issue about the novel being Historical Fiction?  Then why buy a book ADVERTISED as historical fiction?  His loss.  Next time do more research?  Anways, back to the review. Shanle does an amazing job at putting the reader in the cockpit during some of the toughest flying of WWII!  You really feel like you are there!   As a historian and aviation buff, I loved the way Shanle blends the storytelling of a great writer and drops it into WWII action.   He intertwines the story with historically accurate details of battle, flying the hump, dog fights, and political intrigue incredibly well, making Project 7 Alpha impossible to put down.   This was a great book, and I can't wait to start reading the sequels!    
MarkLBerry More than 1 year ago
Project 7Alpha was a fast-paced story told in alternating settings much like Clancy novels. As an airline captain and a former check-airman, I was excited to find an aviation novel that is fun to read and technically accurate. On top of that, I learned a few things about World War II as this novel is Historical Fiction and Mr. Shanle's characters interact with real people, places, and events. It's a job well done and a real page-turner. So many aviation books are obviously written by authors who have never been a pilot that it's extremely refreshing to read one that contrasts the excitement of both military and airline aviation against the gritty details of pre-flight checks, checklists, and check-rides. The characters feel alive as if I've flown with them myself. An excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WINNER of the Military Writers Society of America's historical fiction award (GOLD AWARD) for 2012.
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danrob More than 1 year ago
There's nothing wrong with historical fiction. But this is very much fiction, and very little history. I knew pilots who flew in 7A and their story would have been worth telling. Seldom do I choose a book to read that I don't finish --- but I couldn't slog through half of this one. Dan Robinson