Bill Yenne
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Bill Yenne

Bill Yenne is the author of more than three dozen books on historical topics, as well as several novels. He has contributed to encyclopedias of both world wars, and has been featured in several documentaries which have aired on the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Smithsonian Channel and ARD German Television. The "Wall Street Journal" notes that Yenne writes "with a cinematic vividness."

General Wesley Clark, US Army (Ret), former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, called Yenne's recent biography of Alexander the Great, the "best yet." Of his biography of Julius Caesar, Philip Delves Broughton wrote in the "Wall Street Journal" that "Yenne is excellent at describing Caesar in battle, mingling tactics and strategy with the smells and sounds of war." The New Yorker wrote of Sitting Bull, Yenne's biography of the great Lakota leader, that it "excels as a study in leadership." This book was named to the number 14 spot in Amazon's "100 Best Books of the Year" when it was released.

Meanwhile, Yenne's dual biography of Dick Bong and Tommy McGuire, Aces High: The Heroic Story of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II was described by pilot and best-selling author Dan Roam as "the greatest flying story of all time."

Yenne has also written extensively about the history of beer and brewing. His "Guinness: The 250 Year Quest for the Perfect Pint," was listed among the top business books of the year by "Condé Nast Portfolio Magazine," while the same publication rated the book as its top pick for "Cocktail Conversation."

Yenne's novels have included the "Bladen Cole" Westerns; an alternate history about General George Patton entitled "A Damned Fine War;" and the "Raptor Force" trilogy, an action-adventure series.

Bill Yenne lives in San Francisco, California, and on the web at www.BillYenne.com

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    • Hap Arnold

    • The General Who Invented the US Air Force
    • By: Bill Yenne
    • Narrated by: Kevin F. Spalding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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    • When Tigers Ruled the Sky

    • The Flying Tigers: American Outlaw Pilots over China in World War II
    • By: Bill Yenne
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
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    In 1940 Pearl Harbor had not yet happened, and America was not yet at war with Japan. But China had been trying to stave off Japanese aggression for three years....

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    • Panic on the Pacific

    • How America Prepared for the West Coast Invasion
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    • Narrated by: Derek Newman
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    • Operation Long Jump: Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Greatest Assassination Plot in History

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    • By Paul Whiddon on 09-13-18

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    • Alexander the Great

    • Lessons from History’s Undefeated General
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    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
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    Alexander the Great is considered one of the most successful commanders of all time and was known to be undefeated in battle....

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