About the Book
Famous Flyers highlights aviators who influenced popular culture during the early 1900s, World War I and II, and the Cold War. This series combines history and pleasure reading in a fast-paced narrative of the lives of some of the most famous, and infamous, aviators of the 20th century. During the first seven months of World War II, the pilots who would become known as the Flying Tigers soared into the skies of war-torn China to fight the Japanese. The soft-spoken but firm leader of this all-but-impossible mission was Claire Chennault.