The Eagle and the Albatros: A Novel of the Imperial German Air Service

The Eagle and the Albatros: A Novel of the Imperial German Air Service

by Mr. Deke D Wagner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491272725
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2014
Pages: 526
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

DEKE D. WAGNER was born in Mississippi and raised in Georgia. The son of an American Air Force sergeant and a German mother from Hesse-Darmstadt, Deke grew up having a keen interest in aviation and his German heritage. At the tender age of ten, he read Manfred von Richthofen's autobiography, Der Rote Kampfflieger (The Red Air Fighter) and has ever since been enthralled with tales of air aces and air combat. After high school and a stint in the Army Reserve, Deke attended art school but made little progress. He spent the next two decades pursuing a semi-professional musical career as a singer/songwriter before attempting his first novel-The Eagle and the Albatros. Deke also enjoys playing guitar and recording original music. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. This is his first novel.

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The Eagle and the Albatros: A Novel of the Imperial German Air Service 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Alwine More than 1 year ago
 I have read this book probably 3-4 times. Every time I read it again,  I find a section that "Grabs" my attention, that at first reading didn't       "Hit" me.  It is very well written, very well researched, and very detailed.The author has the ability to transfer you into the time of the  setting  1914, first World War.  His description of his hero Willi Wissemann is very pleasant to read. The airbattles in the skies are very accurate, of course an aviator would know ecxactly  what he is talking about !  The trails and tribulations  that young Wiili encounters make up for a "Good" read ! There is also a little romance in it, the love he has for his beautiful  fiance "Ilse". The encounters he has with various superiors good and bad make it interesting and want you to keep on reading ! Also the encounter of Germany's flying ace  Manfred von Richthofen create a stimulating diversion ! I am the wife of an Air Force Sargent , I was born in Germany, so this story is very reminiscent for me, and it transfers me back to my Fatherland Germany. All in all , I highly recommend this book ! "cuddle" up on the couch and "Enjoy" !!!!  Ms. Almut Wilson