Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Candy Bombers

A must read...especially for those attracted to American history. This book showcases our near loss of Germany via Berlin due to Soviet bullying and the underhanded tactics of Stalin's army.

It shows Americans at their best; the tiny effort of one man to lighten war's burden that was shouldered by German children and women (by dropping candy from an his airplane onto NO-ACCESS land) - then the politicians catapulted his gift into a media fireball lit by tightly-wound generals and "Red Tide" paranoia within the State Department and White House.

It's a BIG book but for people who can read, it ain't so bad...