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Spitfire: The Autobiography

Spitfire: The Autobiography

by Jon E. Lewis

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Overview

A celebration of the machine and the men who took to the skies in defence of Britain. It is also the dramatic illustration of a little understood truth: the Spitfire did more than win the Battle of Britain - it won the war. It was not Stalingrad which turned the corner of the war against Hitler, it was the Spitfire in the summer of 1940 when RAF Fighter Command destroyed the myth of Nazi invincibility.


Praise for his previous books:

London: The Autobiography:

'Fascinating ... brings the story of London to life' Good Book guide

The English Soldier: The Autobiography:

'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's Army

'Harrowing, funny and often unbelievable book.' Daily Express

'[A] compelling tommy's eye view of war from Agincourt to Iraq' Daily Telegraph


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472107824
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 02/07/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 466,123
File size: 368 KB

About the Author

JON E. LEWIS is an historian and author of numerous bestselling books on history and military history, including Voices from D-Day, Voices from the Holocaust, The Mammoth Book of the Vietnam War and A Brief History of the First World War. He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history and his work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire.

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