The Millionaires' Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power

The Millionaires' Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power

by Marc Wortman
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The Millionaires' Unit The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War, and the Birth of American Air Power 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story as told by the author Marc Wortman is a very good read indeed! It is a narrative history that is a well- documented true tale about real people. The story is cinematic in the quality of it's telling. This book satisfied my curiousity about the history of early 20th Century American aviation, the US role in World War l/the Great War, and the role played by many Yale University graduates in the rise of American power in the 20th Century (as it still continues to in the 21st Century). 'The Millionaires' Unit' was in the news in 2006. In the process of researching this book Marc Wortman found a letter written to one of The Millionaires' Unit members that documents grave robbing the great Apache chief Geronimo's skull by members of the secretive Yale fraternity, Skull and Bones, back in the early 1900's. Geronimo's skull and other artifacts were placed on display inside the Skull and Bones frat house, the Tomb, in New Haven, CT. This is interesting since some of the contemporary members of the fraternity include George Bush Jr, George Bush Sr, and John Kerry, etc. Anyway, that is a very minor side story - the major story is that The Millionaires' Unit is an excellent book and I highly recommend buying and reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This piece of history as told by the author Marc Wortman is a very good read indeed! It is a narrative history that is a well-documented true tale about real people. The story is cinematic in the quality of it's telling. This book satisfied my curiousity about the history of early 20th Century American aviation, the US role in World War l/the Great War, and the role played by many Yale University graduates in the rise of American power in the 20th Century (as it still continues to in the 21st Century). 'The Millionaires' Unit' was in the news back in 2006. In the process of researching this book Marc Wortman found a letter written to one of The Millionaires' Unit members that documents grave robbing the great Apache chief Geronimo's skull by members of the secretive Yale fraternity, Skull and Bones, back in the early 1900's. Geronimo's skull and other artifacts were placed on display inside the Skull and Bones frat house, the Tomb, in New Haven, CT. This is interesting since some of the contemporary members of the fraternity include George Bush Jr, George Bush Sr, and John Kerry, etc. Anyway, that is a very minor side story - the major story is that The Millionaires' Unit is an excellent book and I recommend buying and reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reviewer: Paul Aaron (New York, NY) This story as told by the author Marc Wortman is a very good read indeed! It is a narrative history that is a well- documented true tale about real people. The story is cinematic in the quality of it's telling. This book satisfied my curiousity about the history of early 20th Century American aviation, the US role in World War l/the Great War, and the role played by many Yale University graduates in the rise of American power in the 20th Century (as it still continues to in the 21st Century). I have noticed that 'The Millionaires' Unit' was in the news recently. In the process of researching this book Marc Wortman found a letter written to one of The Millionaires' Unit members that documents grave robbing the great Apache chief Geronimo's skull by members of the secretive Yale fraternity, Skull and Bones, back in the early 1900's. Geronimo's skull and other artifacts were placed on display inside the Skull and Bones frat house, the Tomb, in New Haven, CT. This is interesting since some of the contemporary members of the fraternity include George Bush Jr, George Bush Sr, and John Kerry, etc. Anyway, that is a very minor side story - the major story is that The Millionaires' Unit is an excellent book and I recommend buying and reading it
Guest More than 1 year ago
What Gatsby did to give the idle rich of the early 20th Century a bad name, Wortman has refuted with eloquence and passion, showing that youth, patriotism and wealth are not necessarily incompatible with each other. Movies have been made about the idealism of this time in America's history, but these men actually lived their lives according to a set of moral principles that took them through the Great Depression, a second World War, a Cold War and on into old age. This book makes for good reading and an interesting touchpoint for the times we find ourselves in today with American soldiers at war in foreign countries.