A Matter Of Opinion

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?

 

 




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to A Matter Of Opinion
Gary Crooks
Gary Crooks oversees production of the opinion pages, including writing editorials, and editing and selecting letters, columns and cartoons.

Follow Gary online:






Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile