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AIR FORCE EAGLES by Walter J. Boyne -- Best-selling author Walter J. Boyne brings his Eagles trilogy to a magnificent conclusion with Air Force Eagles, an exciting novel that takes U.S. military aviation through the Korean War and into the jet age. -- From the Berlin Airlift to the bloody skies of MiG Alley and the rise of the Strategic Air Command, Air Force Eagles shows how a nuclear Pax Americana was established as air power become both shield and sword in the hot days of the Cold War. -- Aviation pioneers Frank Bandfield and Hadley Roget team up with former Tuskegee airman and master fighter pilot John Marshall in rebuilding American air power. They are opposed by two very powerful men, Troy McNaughton, a corrupt aerospace tycoon, and Milo Ruddick, a scheming politician intent on setting Bandfield and Roget up for persecution by Senator Joe McCarthy. -- Air Force Eagles tells the story of the fight for civil rights, both within and without of the U.S. Air Force. John Marshall takes on both the Communist Air Force and the lingering shred of bigotry within the service. Marhsall becomes a prisoner of war and engages in a private duel with his captors. At home, his wife joins the civil rights struggle. -- While portraying with authoritative accuracy the rise of aerospace technology, the book also brilliantly conveys the horrors of war and the dynamic social forces of history at work. Rich with fascinating characters and supercharged with action, Air Force Eagles will hold the reader spellbound. -- Colonel Walter J. Boyne, an Aviation Hall of Fame honoree, lives near Washington D.C. He is the author of Trophy for Eagles and Eagles at War as well as the Smithsonian Book of Flight.

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