In 1940, Pearl Harbor had not yet happened, and America was not yet at war with Japan. But China had been trying to stave off Japanese aggression for three years-and was desperate for aircraft and trained combat pilots.
Bill Yenne is the author of more than three dozen nonfiction books, especially on aviation and military history, including Hit the Target, Aces High, and Big Week. He lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Praise for When Tigers Ruled the Sky "A well-told story at
all levels--military, personal, and political--of probably the
least known of the WWII theaters, of a group of American flyers who
it would be a slight to refer to as anything less than heroes, and
of an inspirational leader named Claire
Praise for Big Week "Well-written and fast-paced, this will be compelling to specialists and general readers alike."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for Aces High "This is the greatest flying story of all time....If there was ever an aviation tale that had all the elements of an old school Hollywood blockbuster, Bill Yenne's Aces High is it."--Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas