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The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan

Sam Kleiner with William Harris
The Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan

At a time of growing instability in the relationship between the United States and China, author Sam Kleiner, in conversation with William Harris, Deputy Director of the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, describes the “forgotten alliance” these super-powers forged during the Second World War.

Using never-before-seen documents, Kleiner tells the thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend China before Pearl Harbor and flew their distinctive shark-faced P-40s in the opening days of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific. A dramatic story of a covert operation whose very existence would have scandalized an isolationist United States, The Flying Tigers shed lights on a group of Americans whose heroism changed the world, and who cemented an alliance between the United States and China as both nations fought against seemingly insurmountable odds.

Sam Kleiner

Sam Kleiner is a writer and a litigator at Boies Schiller Flenxer, based in New York City …

William Harris

William Harris has spent almost 30 years in the archival profession at the state and national level …

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