The things I liked best about The Wild Blue was that it portrayed both the B-24 as well as McGovern in a way that I had never heard about. The narration was good and crisp and it made for a great story.
I enjoy this time and consider it well spent exercising my imagination. I now have these other worlds to tell you about. I have value.
This book was suggested by a trusted friend and local school teacher. Because I respect him I took the chance to walk away from the norm and I am not sorry, I found the book informative. I learned alot about another part of world war 2. I have an interest in that era. But I had never read much about the bombers and the devoted fliers that created such an important part of the war effort and outcome. I also realized I knew little of George Mcgovern and his involvement in this part of the war. I have a knew respect for him and his wife. It is very well written and seemed to be planned and delivered in a good way. Read it.
If you really wish to know how hard life was for these guys, I highly recommend this book. They would fly for 6 to 12 hours in 20 degree below air with little heat and only hard steel seats to sit on. On many days "at the office" 30% of their co-workers would not return home. The stories are deeply moving mixed with some good humor. I could not put it down.
My husband, a retired Naval Aviator, (2 cruises to VN), enjoyed the technical and training details about this historical aircraft. I enjoyed the social. cultural history of that era and appreciate the commitment the Greatest Generation made to our way of life. Focusing on Senator McGovern's war time experience, the author provides insight into the character of a man who could have been President. Perhaps if he had promoted his war time service, he might have been elected. How different our nation would be today with this honorable, courageous, modest man had won----looking back, I'm sorry for all of us he lost.
Yes. It’s all about real heros!
When the bomb that was wedged in the bomb bay doors fell inadvertently on an Italian farmhouse.
yes, for history it was interesting
the human aspect or George Mcgovern, the long flight school time
would like more personal plots
It really hits you: these are kids out of high school, engaged in an international conflict of epic proportions, using the latest technology (unproven), and half of them died. OSHA would not approve! But they did it - they manned up and did the job. This book really puts the reader there, through lots of stories both on the ground and in the air. It's just the kind of WWII book I love: stories from the men and women engaged in the conflict. I told my 12 year old to listen to it and he couldn't put it down! He also wondered what Spam was, so we bought a can! Mr. DeMunn is perfect for reading this book.
great book. wonderful way to learn more about an aspect of WWII that would otherwise be just touched on in other books. Even thogh McGovern was the most talked about as the pilot one learned about other
I enjoyed the story, always like Ambrose's books. Would have liked more detail. Would recommend, good story of GI life in Italy.