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eBook Into the Teeth of the Tiger ePub

by Donald Lopez

  • ISBN: 0553260464
  • Category: Military
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Donald Lopez
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam; 1st Thus/Specially Illustrated Edition edition (October 1, 1986)
  • ePub book: 1314 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1420 kb
  • Other: txt lit mobi lrf
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 503

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A great book by one of our countries hero's

Into the Teeth of the Tiger provides a vivid, pilot's-eye view of one of the most extended projections of American air power in World War II Asia. Lopez chronicles every aspect of fighter combat in that theater: harrowing aerial battles, interludes of boredom and inactivity, instances of courage and cowardice. A great book by one of our countries hero's. Don Lopez writes about his war experiences through the eyes of a 20 yer old. Don uses humor to explain the spirit of young men in terrible times. A must read for those who want to learn about the real deal, the American fighting man.

INTO TEETH OF TIGER PB (Smithsonian History of Aviation and .

INTO TEETH OF TIGER PB (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight Series). 1560987529 (ISBN13: 9781560987529). Donald S. Lopez relates his experiences as a fighter pilot in China during World War 2 in this fascinating look at one of the least-known theaters of the war. Beginning with his early experiences with flying planes, Lopez takes the reader through his enlistment, training, deployment, and his combat experience, serving on a frontier where one of the last offensive thrusts by the Japanese was underway. Oct 17, 2007 Laura rated it it was amazing.

People Who Read Into the Teeth of the Tiger Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Much more than a military history, this book is a detailed description of daily life in wartime China. Air & Space Magazine. People Who Read Into the Teeth of the Tiger Also Read. A fine addition to our knowledge of World War II, especially war in the Far East.

The Teeth of the Tiger is a thriller novel, written by Tom Clancy and released on August 11, 2003. Set in a post-9/11 world, it is the first book to feature The Campus, a covert intelligence agency created by President Jack Ryan before the end of his term as chief executive. While he does not appear in the book, his son Jack Ryan J. as well as his nephews Dominic and Brian Caruso, are featured as The Campus operatives.

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Relating how the 23rd Fighter Group continued to win battles even as the Japanese gained ground, Into the Teeth of the Tiger is the humorous and insightful memoir of an ace pilot caught in the paradox of victory in retreat. Books related to Into the Teeth of the Tiger.

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Into the Teeth of the Tiger provides a vivid, pilot’s-eye view of one of the most extended projections of American . Don Lopez was a 23-year-old fighter pilot in China during World War II. His book about those times is one of the best war memoirs I've ever read.

Into the Teeth of the Tiger provides a vivid, pilot’s-eye view of one of the most extended projections of American air power in World War II Asia. Most pilots aren't great writers, and vice versa, but Don is an exception. Postwar, he became an Air Force test pilot and eventually assistant direction of the National Air & Space Museum, where he's been an inspiration to the rest of us.

So ends Donald Lopez's World War II memoir. Likewise, I am not sorry I read this interesting story of a real Flying Tiger. Although the author often fails to put his story into the larger context of the war, it is nonetheless an engaging story

So ends Donald Lopez's World War II memoir. Although the author often fails to put his story into the larger context of the war, it is nonetheless an engaging story. Lopez describes not only his combat experiences but also his friendships, training, and impressions of leadership. Through the good times and the bad, the author makes it quite clear he has never been sorry for joining the Air Force, even in his darkest days of combat. The author intelligently begins with a "there-Iwas" vignette

Don Lopez has written one book, Into the Teeth of the Tiger, that describes his part in World War I. The 23rd Fighter Group had been formed in China to replace the Flying Tigers of the AVG when it was disbanded on July 4, 1942.

Don Lopez has written one book, Into the Teeth of the Tiger, that describes his part in World War II. As a newly commissioned, nineteen-year-old aviator, he fought in China, became an ace, and participated in the early evolution of American air weapons supremacy. Both Tex Hill and Ed Rector, who commanded the 23rd, were aces with the AVG, and Tex was the commander when I reported as a green, nineteen-year-old second lieutenant. That night, in the club, Dick introduced me to Maj.

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Comments

melody of you melody of you
In this book, the author presents part of his biography, giving a brief glimpse into his early years, followed by a more detailed look into his training as a fighter pilot in the USAAF, and then presenting his war service in China from late 1943 until early 1945, when he returned to the US.

Overall, the book is written in an autobiographical and rather understated style, which makes it easy for the reader to follow Don's path becoming an Army Air Force pilot and his operational flying in China. We hear of so many of his pilot colleagues being killed (in combat, training and even simple non-flying accidents) that it makes one wonder how this high casualty rate would be handled in today's world...it is a testimony to the incredible war effort in the US during WWII. The author's little detached writing style may be explained by his advanced age when he wrote this book and the many years that had passed since the events happened, although this does not mean that the book is lacking interesting details. Unfortunately, the book rather abruptly ends with a chapter about his next assignment once back in the US as an aspiring test pilot, which happens to be the first chapter of his other book, Fighter Pilot's Heaven: Flight Testing the Early Jets. In other words, the second half of his memoirs are in another book that you will have to buy to read what happened next! Considering the somewhat short page count of both books, they could have easily been kept together as one volume.

There are some very interesting and rare photographs included in the book, representing a fitting complement to the easy-reading text.

If it would be possible I would rate the book 3.5 stars, considering the informative text and that there is not such a wealth of books dealing with CIB theater of war, as well as the somewhat isolated time period in the author's life included in it. I just wish the author would have compiled a complete autobiography in one volume, but in any case you will find a lot of interesting information in this book.
Irostamore Irostamore
A chronology of of the WWII Burma area and air war. Well told by a survivor. I had a relative who was a doctor with the Flying Tigers 1939-40 , mainly stationed in Kunming. His tales of jungle rescues of flyers going down flying the Hump dovetailed right into this accounting. The details of the P40 and P-51's is really interesting.Thank you for providing this insight to a little known segment of this dangerous period.
Otrytrerl Otrytrerl
Since this is written much as a diary of a young WW2 fighter pilot there are some sections that, like life, are a little tedious. That fact aside I found Mr. Lopez's work an interesting and inciteful view of the famous Flying Tiger unit after it was absorbed into the Army Air Force after the US officially entered the war. I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in the China theater of the war and how it was used to get the Japanese to attack us and get us involved in WW2. The vivid air combat descriptions are great insights into what pilots of that era were up against as opposed to the "video game-like" air battles of today.
Inabel Inabel
A great book by one of our countries hero's . Don Lopez writes about his war experiences through the eyes of a 20 yer old. Don uses humor to explain the spirit of young men in terrible times. A must read for those who want to learn about the real deal, the American fighting man.
Lilegha Lilegha
One of the better fighter pilot memoirs covering the often neglected CBI theater. I recommended it. Written by an individual that went on to other strong achievements in life.
Taulkree Taulkree
Thoroughly enjoyed a different perspective. Most of my Flying Tigers reading were AVG.
Laizel Laizel
Interesting.
This is a wonderfully written, engaging story of the P-40 flyers. It is historical, at times hysterical, and telling of the spirit and actions of the companions to the Flying Tigers. My Uncle, Walter Daniels, figures in the stories of air fights and survival. I am proud to have a copy of this book.