Friday, August 14, 2009

What is Jim Noles reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Jim Noles, author of the newly released Mighty by Sacrifice: The Destruction of an American Bomber Squadron, August 29, 1944.

His entry begins:
I'm currently about seventy-five pages into Chip Brantley's The Perfect Fruit: Good Breeding, Bad Seeds, and the Search for the Elusive Pluot. What is a pluout, you ask? That is just one of the many questions answered in Chip's book, which has just been released by Bloomsbury. He had me hooked from his first sentence: "It was midsummer then, and I was twenty-seven, and over the course of one month I fell in love twice." To quote my wife, "Why can't you write like that, Jim?" Hey -- we all play the cards we were dealt. Anyway, I digress. Chip's book is great. After reading it, you'll take your next stroll down the fruit and produce aisle in your grocery with a newfound appreciation of the bounty...[read on]
Among the early praise for Mighty by Sacrifice:
"Mighty by Sacrifice brilliantly captures the sights, sounds, and fury of the bomber war in World War II. From the fast-paced action of pilots outmaneuvering strafing FW 190s to the adrenaline-charged stress of a tail gunner's position, this ground-breaking book puts the reader into the lethal skies of Central Europe in the summer of 1944."
--Patrick O'Donnell, author of We Were One, The Brenner Assignment and They Dared Return

"This is a great story that deserves to be told.... The authors do such a wonderful job of relating the terror and speed of aerial combat."
--Stephen L. McFarland, coauthor of To Command the Sky: The Battle for Air Superiority over Germany, 1942-1944
Read more about Jim Noles and his many books and articles at his website.

Writers Read: Jim Noles.

--Marshal Zeringue