My issue with Sharky Ward's book is that I don't believe I have ever seen a book so arrogantly written. He both fought, and wrote about the war from the perspective of a fighter pilot. I'm not sure he gives Woodward enough credit for honouring other threats as he goes on his rants about how if Woodward had done what he suggested he could have conducted the war with far fewer losses or expense or whatever.
On the technical side, I'm sure there are few better books, it's a fantastic resource into the internal workings of the two squadrons, (Though I'd have loved to see the memoirs of his counter-part squadron commander as a comparison) and I understand that combat pilots by inclination tend to be a little self-inflating, but it was, at times, painful to read.
Edited by 3Star (02/27/07 02:09 PM)
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