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The Candy Bombers

by Andrei Cherny

Hardcover, 624 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $29.95 |


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Draws on newly declassified documents, unpublished letters and diaries, and first-person interviews to document the contributions of an unlikely band of second-string soldiers and haggard military leaders in enabling the success of the Berlin Airlift humanitarian relief operation.

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