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Bombs Away

The Story of a Bomber Team

John Steinbeck - Author

James H. Meredith - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780143105916 | 192 pages | 08 Jul 2009 | Penguin Classics | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America’s great twentieth-century writers

On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath—and at the height of the American war effort—John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his experiences with U.S. Army Air Force bomber crews during World War II. Now, for the first time since its original publication in 1942, Penguin Classics presents this exclusive edition of Steinbeck’s introduction to the then-nascent U.S. Army Air Force and its bomber crew—the essential core unit behind American air power that Steinbeck described as “the greatest team in the world.”

" This book is dedicated . . . to the men who have gone through the hard and rigid training of members of a bomber crew and who have gone away to defend the nation."
-John Steinbeck, from the Preface