Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

Author: James Bradley
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 464
Cover Price: $ 15.99

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This acclaimed bestseller brilliantly illuminates a hidden piece of World War II history as it tells the harrowing true story of nine American airmen shot down in the Pacific. One of them, George H. W. Bush, was miraculously rescued. The fate of the others-an explosive 60-year-old secret-is revealed for the first time in Flyboys.

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World War II was fought between the Allies and the Axis powers between 1939 and 1945. The Empire of Japan forced the Americans and British out of the Philippines and Singapore, but were slowly pushed back, island by island, towards Japan in the Second World War. George H.W. Bush served as Ronald Reagan's vice-president for eight years and then ran twice on his own, successfully in 1988 but losing in 1992 to Bill Clinton.