The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour (Paperback)

The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour

By Andrei Cherny

Berkley Caliber, 9780425227718, 624pp.

Publication Date: June 2, 2009

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Description

The Candy Bombers is the true tale of the ill- assorted group of castoffs and second-stringers who saved millions of desperate people from a dire threat. By feeding and supplying West Berlin by air for nearly a year, these brave men won the hearts of America's defeated enemies, and inspired people around the world to believe in America's fundamental goodness. Their valor and kind acts helped the country avoid World War III, and won the greatest battle of the Cold War-without firing a shot.


About the Author

Andrei Cherny is best known as a coeditor of Democracy. Cherny spent many years as a White House speech writer before holding his post at Democracy. A fellow at Harvard's Kenny School, Cherny has had a long career writing about global history, politics, and culture for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Cherny is the author of The Next Deal.


Praise For The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour

"A successful work of popular history...an enjoyable, timely narrative."
-Dallas Morning News

"Andrei Cherny tells this story vividly, placing it on the broader canvas of the incipient Cold War."
-Michael Barone, U.S. News and World Report

"A gripping, suspenseful narrative history... Reminds me of Stephen Ambrose at his best."
-Douglas Brinkley

"A fine eye for character and detail."
-Bloomberg News

"An exciting, inspiring, and wonderfully written book."
-Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

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