THE LITTLE TOY DOG by William L. White

THE LITTLE TOY DOG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A likely successor to They Were Expendable, this is the timely story of the RB-47 which was downed in the Barents Sea in July, 1960, by a MIG fighter. Four lives were lost and the two survivors (who gave white much of the material for this book) were promptly imprisoned on charges of violations of Soviet air space. A description of the ensuing international crisis is followed by a documentary-styled portrait of the interned Captains Olmstead and McKone -- the psychological ordeal, the interrogations by the KGB, the propaganda attempts, the loyalty of the wives. This is a true story handled with persuasiveness, detail and dramatic punch.

Pub Date: May 28th, 1962
Publisher: Dutton