Bombs Away

The Story of a Bomber Team
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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Genre: History
Imprint: Classics Library
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Product Number: C00178
Released: Oct 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464003080
Narrator/s: Scott Aiello
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A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America's great twentieth-century writers On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath-and at the height of the American war effort-John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his experiences with U.S. Army Air Force bomber crews during World War II. Now, for the first time since its original publication in 1942, Penguin Classics presents this exclusive edition of Steinbeck's introduction to the then-nascent U.S. Army Air Force and its bomber crew-the essential core unit behind American air power that Steinbeck described as "the greatest team in the world."

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Bombs Away
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Product Number:C00178
Product Number:Z04291

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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Narrator(s): Scott Aiello
Genre: History
Product Number Z04291
Released: Nov 01, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464003110
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Author(s): John Steinbeck
Product Number EB00393086
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101138861

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"It takes a delicate touch to prevent John Steinbeck's BOMBS AWAY from sounding like a piece of jingoistic propaganda. Scott Aiello narrates in a conversational tone, with a dash of cynicism. His delivery works well for Steinbeck's government-commissioned account of the U.S. Air Force in 1942. It's a fascinating snapshot of history at a time when our nation is facing renewed surges of nationalistic fervor. Aiello keeps up the pace, eking intrigue out of some of the drier passages. When he lingers on the more personal and emotional stories, they're given due weight. Z.S. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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