Search Results: "Daniel J. Boyne"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2000

"Sets the heart a-racing. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A thrilling account of the US women's crew as it prepared to compete in the 1975 World Championships in rowing. Read full book review >

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AIR FORCE EAGLES by Walter J. Boyne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Heavier on politics and social activism than Boyne's many flying fans may feel necessary, but that's life."
Boyne completes the trilogy covering the birth of the American Air Force that began with Trophy for Eagles and Eagles at War. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE HORIZONS by Walter J. Boyne
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 1998

"A perhaps overly comprehensive encomium for an American firm, this volume carries a heavy payload that limits performance. (illustrations)"
Historian Boyne (a retired colonel in the air force and author of Beyond the Wild Blue, 1997, etc.) offers a long and laudatory history of Lockheed (now Lockheed-Martin), a mainstay of the military-industrial complex. Read full book review >

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SUPERSONIC THUNDER by Walter J. Boyne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"Not much of a story, but the history is vivid enough that you might want to take a ride."
Back come the fictitious Shannons to help military historian Bourne propel his saga further into the jet age (Roaring Thunder, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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ROARING THUNDER by Walter J. Boyne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"The characters are never more than stick figures, but aviation fans will eat up the history and put up with the fiction."
Military historian and novelist Boyne (Dawn Over Kitty Hawk, 2003, etc.) blends fact and fiction to chronicle the pulse-pounding ups and heart-breaking downs of the struggle to develop jet planes. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 1997

"A comprehensive study of the development of the air force and a spirited argument for the necessity of long-term planning. (color and b&w photos, not seen)"
A survey of air force history from the time it succeeded the old Army Air Corps after WW II. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"Though occasionally more generous with detail than is good for narrative momentum, Boyne (The Two O'Clock War, 2000, etc.), does the novelist's job well—converting the iconic brothers into appealingly quirky humans."
The stirring story of the Wright Brothers, plus a colorful supporting cast of high-flyers during the baby-step era of aviation, entertainingly presented—warts and all. Read full book review >

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CLASH OF TITANS by Walter J. Boyne
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"An engrossing narrative, not overburdened with detail, and a perceptive analysis of the vital victory at sea for the Western democracies."
Military historian Boyne (Clash of Wings, 1994, etc.) offers a general account of the naval engagements fought from 1939 to 1945. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2007

"Dedicated military buffs will appreciate this avalanche of information, but average readers may learn more about the Air Force than they want to know."
Readers of veteran aviation writer Boyne will know what to expect in this update of The Wild Blue (1998): an enthusiastic account of American air power, rich in personal anecdotes as well as descriptions of weaponry, battle action, political infighting and important air force figures, but light on criticism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2002

"Boyne's skills as a battlefield analyst will make this of interest to military professionals, as well as to students of the Cold War and Middle Eastern affairs."
A brow-moistening tale of nuclear brinksmanship, high-level diplomacy, and an all but forgotten war. Read full book review >

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TROPHY FOR EAGLES by Walter J. Boyne
Released: June 2, 1989

One of the coauthors of The Wild Blue (1986) tells a longish story of love, ambition, jealousy, and technology around and about the development of aviation in the US—from the time of Lindbergh's Atlantic crossing to the Spanish rehearsal for WW II. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"An often tart, consistently incisive analysis of how the Allies, through trial, error, and anguish, achieved their winged victory."
A comprehensive survey of the worldwide conflict that defined the role of air power in modern warfare. Read full book review >