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    From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender.

    Bestselling author Don Brown (Treason) sits down with Yelllin, now ninety-three years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 14th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo. By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima, the war was officially overóbut his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news. The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first-person account of war from one of America's last living World War II veterans.
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    Just finished The Cartel' after reading 'The Power of the Dog', two excellent novels on the 'war on drugs' in Mexico by Don Winslow, who's a terrific writer IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rblnr View Post
    Just finished The Cartel' after reading 'The Power of the Dog', two excellent novels on the 'war on drugs' in Mexico by Don Winslow, who's a terrific writer IMO.

    How was -'The Sixth Extnction'?
    The Sixth Extinction was excellent. Very well written and organized around a series of vignettes to drive home the larger message. Well anchored in science without diving too deep in the weeds. I think 'warmists' and 'skeptics' would both enjoy.
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