Billy Bishop

Canadian Hero

Dan McCaffery

In this new edition of Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero, military aviation expert Dan McCaffery sets the record straight about one of this country's most famous and controversial figures.
Date Published :
October 2002
Publisher :
Lorimer
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781550287684
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$19.95

Overview
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Billy Bishop was fiercely ambitious, driven by an undisguised hatred of his enemies. He played hard and fought even harder. A highly skilled pilot and a crack shot, "top gun" of the Allied air forces, by 1918 Bishop was the most highly decorated war hero in Canadian history.

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/>He remains the most controversial. Some of Bishop's fellow pilots were repelled by his grandstanding and suspected he was deliberately inflating his number of "kills." Since then, the claim has been repeated by many others. This issue is at the heart of Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero.

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/>In this updated second edition, author Dan McCaffery reviews the evidence in support his account of what Bishop really did in the skies over France, setting the record straight about one of this country's most famous and controversial figures.

About The Author
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DAN McCAFFERY is one of Canada's most successful military aviation history writers. He was born in Sarnia, Ontario, where he graduated from the Journalism Program at Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology. He previously worked for the Sarnia Gazette and now works at the Sarnia Observer where he is the assignment editor. He has won three Canadian News Awards, two Ontario News Awards, and a Western Ontario News Award. He lives in Sarnia.

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