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SHOT DOWN: The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth (Hardcover)
An Amazon Bestseller and winner of over 20 national book awards, SHOT DOWN is set within the framework of World War II and recounts the dramatic experiences of each member of a ten man B-17 bomber crew after their plane, piloted by the author's father, was knocked out of the sky by German fighters over Belgium in 1944. Five made it back home and five did not. Their individual stories and those of the courageous Belgian people who risked their lives to help them are all different and are all remarkable.
"A great introduction to the history of the U.S. air war in Europe, humanized by the experience of a single bomber crew." --Publishers Weekly
"Snyder’s masterful book puts the reader inside the cockpit, shoulder to shoulder with the pilot and crew. Accessible and relevant both to historians and readers with a casual interest in WWII history, Shot Down a must-read for anyone with an interest in this gripping period of American history. --Foreword Reviews Clarion 5 Star Review
"A gripping story for readers in search of either drama or historical edification." - Kirkus Reviews
"Informative, insightful and captivating." - Midwest Book Review
"Reads like a novel, yet it isn’t. It’s most highly recommended." - Readers' Favorite Book Reviews
"A masterful work. It is insightful, engrossing, and succeeds on every level. Bravo." - War History Online
"A compelling, up-close account of what it was like to fly with death every day. It’s a thoroughly satisfying and worthwhile read." - Blue Ink