The First Heroes is the story of this extraordinary mission, a moment in history that is surprisingly unfamiliar today. To give these heroes their due, Craig Nelson interviewed 20 of the surviving participants and researched more than 40,000 pages of archival documents.
Here is a true account of great personal courage and a powerful reminder that ordinary people, when faced with extraordinary circumstances, can rise to the challenge of history.
©2002 Craig Nelson; (P)2003 Blackstone Audiobooks
...its's tough to deal with parts of the story that were new to me. "B-26 Marauders" became "B-26s and Marauders", or getting the Japanese code for Midway wrong (it was 'AF', not 'AH'!)...that mixed in with the mispronunciations, and I was pretty disappointed.
Mispronunciations were very troubling.
I really enjoyed this book, both for the history as well as for the detailed information on the men from the raid. It made me want to learn more about the Raiders and their association after reading through it. The mispronounciations were bad at times, but the book itself was excellent. Good read, but long.
I really liked this book. It was very informative and enjoyable to listen to. It was a little hard to read all of the details in the story but how can you tell a story like this with discussing the characters in detail. If you enjoy WWII books, you must read this one.
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