A Matter Of Opinion

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009, 11:54 A.M.

Wednesday’s Loose Thread

Recently finished "Flyboys", a book by James Bradley ("Flags of our Fathers"). Interesting stuff about the brave pilots in WWII and their exploits in the Pacific. It hones in on nine of them who were shot down near Chichi Jima (near Iwo) and taken prisoner and what became of them. Bradley gets interviews with some Japanese soldiers who were there.

George H.W. Bush was shot down, but he was the only rescued (by a sub). Very lucky.  Amazing courage shown by all.

Now I'm on to "Worst Hard Time" by Timothy Egan. It's about the Dust Bowl. Figured I needed something to cheer me up.

What books are you reading? What else is on your mind?



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