Black Tulip: The Life and Myth of Erich Hartmann, the World's Top Fighter Ace

Black Tulip is the dramatic story of history s top fighter ace, Luftwaffe pilot Erich Hartmann It s also the story of how his service under Hitler was simplified and elevated to Western mythology during the Cold War Over 1,404 wartime missions, Hartmann claimed a staggering 352 airborne kills, and

Race of Aces: WWII's Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Masters of the Sky

The astonishing untold story of the WWII airmen who risked it all in the deadly race to become the greatest American fighter pilot In 1942, America s deadliest fighter pilot, or ace of aces the legendary Eddie Rickenbacker offered a bottle of bourbon to the first U.S fighter pilot to break his

Circling the Sun

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl Markham is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent

The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War

Bascomb has unearthed a remarkable piece of hidden history, and told it perfectly The story brims with adventure, suspense, daring, and heroism David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon Neal Bascomb, New York Times best selling author, delivers the spellbinding

Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s and won Between the world wars, no sport was popular, or dangerous, than airplane racing Thousands of fans flocked to multiday events, and cities vied with one

Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

The inside, lesser known story of NASA s boldest and riskiest mission Apollo 8, mankind s first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968 A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow

Indestructible: One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII

In this remarkable WWII story by New York Times bestselling author John R Bruning, a renegade American pilot fights against all odds to rescue his family imprisoned by the Japanese and revolutionizes modern warfare along the way.From the knife fights and smuggling runs of his youth to his fiery