"The author says he eschewed traditional historiography because he wanted 'to put readers in the action.' Despite some clichés and occasional mawkishness, he has indeed fashioned a crisp, compelling narrative. (8 pp. b&w photos, 3 maps, not seen)"
World War II historian Childers (Wings of Morning
, 1995, etc.) employs with some success the techniques and diction of a novelist to tell the intertwining stories of an American B-17 pilot, a French schoolteacher, and a leader of the French underground.
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