Books by Bill Yenne

Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"Of some interest to history buffs, though as a supplement to weightier books on Custer and Little Big Horn, including Nathaniel Philbrick's The Last Stand and Evan Connell's Son of the Morning Star."
A familiar story peppered with little-known insights into the workings of a family whose name has become a byword for foolhardy behavior. Read full book review >
HAP ARNOLD by Bill Yenne
Released: Oct. 14, 2013

"An informative biography aviation enthusiasts and military-history buffs will find most appealing. (photos, appendices, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13 & up)"
Overshadowed by figures like Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur, U.S. Army Air Corps commander Henry Harold "Hap" Arnold deserves just as much credit for the Allied victory in World War II, this new biography argues. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Well-written and fast-paced, this will be compelling to specialists and general readers alike."
Military and aviation historian Yenne (U.S. Guided Missiles, 2012, etc.) documents the events of the week beginning February 20th, 1944, during which Nazi Germany's aircraft industry and air defenses were destroyed, contributing to the preparation for the D-Day invasion. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A rich combination of firearm and social history."
An in-depth, entertaining history of the legendary weapon. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2007

"Yenne's account has its moments, but Robert Asahina's Just Americans: How Japanese Americans Won a War at Home and Abroad (2006) is the better book."
Indifferently written but thorough account of the Nisei soldiers who proved their loyalty to the U.S. in the face of racist convictions—and won more combat decorations than any other unit in history. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 7, 1991

"Nor does Yenna's wide-angle yet sketchy account succeed in putting their personal odysseys into perspectives that could shed light on the Long Grey Line's putative commitment to duty, honor, country. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
At some juncture, the idea of tracking the West Point grads who became commissioned officers in the US Army or its Air Corps on the eve of America's entry into WW II must have seemed a good one. Read full book review >