Friday, August 21, 2015
I especially liked the beginning of the book where Mr. Bradley talks about the history of Japan, explaining how it came to invade other countries and their feudalistic culture. The latter came into importance in the Japanese Army which made it impossible for soldiers to refuse even the most inhumane orders.
Mr. Bradley chose a strange way to tell this story. The author jumps around a lot between history, personal stories and timelines and it’s difficult, at some points, to keep track or coherence.
While there are some other issues with this book, it is a solid tribute to the brave Flyboys in WWII. I would love to read his full interview with George H. W. Bush, who came across as genuine, talented and modest.
Article first published as Book Review: Flyboys by James Bradley
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