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by James Spencer

ePub The Pilots download
Author:
James Spencer
ISBN13:
978-0425194164
ISBN:
0425194167
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Publisher:
Berkley Trade (March 2, 2004)
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Genre Fiction
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Rating:
4.4
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The dust jacket liner notes call it a novel-in-stories. Spencer's bo An excellent book of vignettes about World War II's Pacific Theater.

The dust jacket liner notes call it a novel-in-stories. The Pilots consists of a series of short stories, mostly about American pilots of B-24s in the Pacific Theater in World War II. The stories are all related to one another but any one of them is also a stand-alone story on its own (in fact, the author notes in the back note that 5 of the stories were previously published independent of one another in magazines).

Spencer James is a major character in the first season of All American. He is portrayed by Daniel Ezra. He played as the wide receiver on the football team at South Crenshaw High School, before being approached by Beverly High School football coach Billy Baker, who asked him to start playing for his football team. After Spencer accepts the offer, he finds himself in a world completely different from what he has always known.

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This book tells you easily what to do what not to do and how the trainer does it. One example would be the hush . Spencer knows how flushing spaniels work. He is on target on how and when theses dogs respond to various levels of training

This book tells you easily what to do what not to do and how the trainer does it. One example would be the hush something to learn right away and the writer explains how he does it and if the dog is stubborn to just keep doing i. .and it works simple and works. He is on target on how and when theses dogs respond to various levels of training. All dogs vary in their training, but he can get you out of trouble and back on track with your training.

An excellent book of vignettes about World War II's Pacific Theater. Published by Thriftbooks. This book is an excellent example of it in use. the book consists of a series of short stories, mostly about American pilots in the Pacific Theater in World War II.

The Pilots James Spencer. The Water and the Blood Nancy E. Turner. America and World War I. Flanders Patricia Anthony. Somewhere in France John Wolfe Gardiner. Check out any of the books by Gilbert Morris. He has 2 or 3 really good civil war series. I also love stuff by Bodie & Brock Thoene.

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Spencer Frederick James (born 15 April 1953) is an English singer and musician. James was also a member of the one-hit wonder band The First Class that scored a No. 4 hit with the song "Beach Baby". James grew up in Hayes, Middlesex. Working for Marshall's Music Group, he developed an interest in guitars and began playing and singing in local bands. James improved his stage craft while deputising in the band White Plains

Endeavor Sports High School.

It’s Spencer James’ birthday, but he’s not home with his family. Instead he’s on speakerphone as his mother tells him that she loves him to the moon and back. Or more specifically in his case, to Beverly Hills and back. Based on the real-life story of former NFL player Spencer Paysinger, the new CW drama All American follows Spencer James (Daniel Ezra), a high schooler from South Central Los Angeles, as he’s recruited to play football in Beverly Hills by Billy Baker (Taye Diggs), a former NFL player whose (very nice) office is decorated with old jerseys. and Coach of the Year trophies.

During World War II, James Spencer was a cocky, risk-addicted young pilot who lived with death every day-but considered it a privilege to fly the B-24s that helped win the war in the Pacific. The extraordinary result is The Pilots, a novel-in-stories about young flyers locked in almost-daily aerial combat, living their off-hours as if they were their last-and the women who endure the pain of attachment to men whose life expectancies may be measured in weeks and days. Alive with the horrors of war and the sheer exhilaration of those who live, breathe and dream of flying, The Pilots introduces us to bomber pilot Blake Hurlingame and his boyhood friend, fighter ace Steve Larkin, who is captured by a strange, savage tribe that may trade him to the Japanese-or use him as food; Doc, whose concern for his men is unhinging his sanity; Courtney, the arrogant, reckless captain with inner demons behind his movie-star good looks; and heartbreaking Addie-who will leave her mark on them all...
  • A novel composed of linked short stories, set in New Guinea during WWII -- also in Brisbane during the pilots' R&Rs. The author was himself a bomber pilot -- a couple of the stories concern bombers -- but most of the stories are about flying P-38 fighters. My favorite parts are the descriptions of the mechanics of flying, explaining so well the inexplicable.

    My father flew P-40s in New Guinea and he was an air ace. My sibs and I grew up listening to his New Guinea stories -- the dog fights, a crash landing in Japanese held jungle territory, and the mess hall bread baked with buggy flour. Newbies, he'd say, wouldn't eat the bread. After they'd been there for a while they'd carefully pick the bugs out before eating. After they'd been there a long time, they'd pick out the bugs, eat them, and toss the bread away.

    The bread doesn't make it into Spencer's stories, but everything else is there. The characters are an engaging, interesting bunch -- very real, not at all generic -- and Spencer does a commendable job with the women these pilots cavort with during R&R.

  • This is just a super book. Well written, warm, and yet frightening in its description of combat flying. Jim Spencer has a wonderful way of getting into the stories and making them real for us. Having lived just a bit of that life (USMC pilot)I felt in the cockpit and in the ready room with Jim. The out of combat R&R in Australia was just the right tone, and the craziness that permeates everything was right on.
    All the guys I know would love this book. There is hardly a pilot alive or that has lived that has not dreamed of air-to-air combat. This is a piece of that dream.

  • I also salute the author's contribution in WWII. However, "The Pilots" is just too disjointed and -- quite frankly -- predictable to recommend. Apparently much of the book was written as short stories, which is fine. But there should have been some effort to edit these into a seamless whole, rather than just slap them together between covers. As a result, we often hear the same bits of information over and over. Trust me, Mr. Spencer, by page 228 we KNOW that "Blake Hurlingame was Steve's boyhood friend who now flies B-24s!" And too many of the incidents were telegraphed far in advance. When Addie finds the .45 automatic in her nightstand drawer, we KNOW she's going to need it in just a few pages! On the plus side, some of the flying sequences were quite enjoyable. There just weren't enough of them. It seems to me that if you're writing a novel about combat flying in WWII, you pretty much know who your audience will be. And it's not women. Therefore, I would suggest cutting down on the "romance" and jacking up the action. Just one guy's opinion. Still, it's a quick, painless read and flying novels are hard to find.
    (By the way, one positive: The new trade paperback edition has the appropriate P-38 on the cover.)

  • I thought I would enjoy "The Pilots" because I am a fighter pilot myself (albeit of the modern era) and I enjoy first-hand accounts of WWII. The glowing accolades on the back cover from some aviation/military authors seemed to indicate a good read. I was rather disappointed. Although I read the whole thing, and it was mildly entertaining, it was far from what I expected. It was a very amateurish piece of work. The author himself tells us in the forward that he wrote down these "stories" to record the world of WWII pilots, their experiences and feelings, for his own sons. He then collected the stories into a book.
    It could have been much better if he had put a little more effort into consolidating the stories, but he didn't even bother to clean up the individual stories and mesh them neatly together - sometimes they left you hanging and sometimes they seemed to go nowhere. Some were obviously left out entirely. And he bounces back and forth between a B-24 pilot (which he portrays OK since he was one) and a P-38 fighter pilot (which is most of the amateurish stuff) that he tries (unsuccessfully) to tie together at the beginning with a too-long account of their childhood as neighbors. And probably because the author later became a Psychotherapist (as reported in the "about the author" on the cover flap) the whole book is laced with a lot of people with childhood issues, who "need to talk to someone". Reading this you would think that half the pilots (and flight docs) in the Pacific theater were loony. And the author seems to have the characters, rather than dwelling on bonds of friendship and camaraderie, mostly be antagonistic towards each other.
    The author's credibility dropped even more when he mentioned that WWI fighter pilots didn't fly with parachutes because they hadn't been invented yet (which is blatantly false). A last minor, irritating point is that the cover of the hardback that I read shows a P-51 which never (to my knowledge) served in the Pacific theater (where the book is based) and which, more to the point, is never a part of the stories.
    Overall, if you've got nothing to do for a weekend, and the book is sitting there on the table, you might want to read it. But I wouldn't buy it.