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West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley, and the Class the Stars Fell On

By MICHAEL HASKEW

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Please join us Thursday evening, 12 February 2015 in the 'Bio: Leaders & Commanders' group. This giveaway is sponsored by our good friend Nichole Schiele with Zenith Press. Nichole has reserved ten (10) copies of this new book for us.

From Zenith Press.com: "The cadets of the United States Military Academy, West Point, are intimately twined with the country’s history. The graduating class of 1915, the class the stars fell on, was particularly noteworthy. Of the 164 graduates that year, 59 (36%) attained the rank of general, the most of any class in history.

Operation Chowhound: The Most Risky, Most Glorious US Bomber Mission of WWII

By Stephen Dando-Collins

Publication date: 24 February 2015

Please join us Thursday evening, 19 February 2015 in 'The Air War: 1939-1945' group for the chance to pick up one of five (5) copies. This giveaway is sponsored by Christine Catarino with Palgrave Macmillan Trade, Macmillan Publishers.

From Palgrave Macmillan Trade: "Beginning with a crazy plan hatched by a suspect prince, and an even crazier reliance on the word of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound was devised. Between May 1 and May 8, 1945, 2,268 military units flown by the USAAF, dropped food to 3.5 million starving Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland.

It took raw courage to fly on Operation Chowhound, as American aircrews never knew when the German AAA might open fire on them or if Luftwaffe fighters might jump them. Flying at 400 feet, barely above the tree tops, with guns pointed directly at them, they would have no chance to bail out if their B-17s were hit—and yet, over eight days, 120,000 German troops kept their word, and never fired on the American bombers. As they flew, grateful Dutch civilians spelled out “Thanks Boys” in the tulip fields below. Many Americans who flew in Operation Chowhound would claim it was the best thing they did in the war."

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