Dan McCaffery Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero

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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. Fiercely ambitious and driven by an undisguised hatred of his enemies, Bishop played hard and fought even harder. A skilled pilot and a crack shot, he quickly established himself as the "top gun" of the Allied air forces and by 1918 had secured his position as the most decorated war hero in Canadian history. Yet questions remain. Some of Bishop's fellow pilots were put off by his grandstanding and also suspected he was deliberately inflating his number of "kills." Since then, the same claim has been made by many others. That issue is at the heart of this book. In this updated second edition, author Dan McCaffery reviews all the evidence and provides a wealth of convincing documentation to support his answers about what Bishop really did in the skies over France

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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 the Journalism Program at Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology. He worked for the Sarnia Gazette, a weekly newspaper, from 1974 to 1989 as a reporter and later as editor. Since 1989 he has worked at the daily newspaper the Sarnia Observer where he is currently the assignment editor. He has won three Canadian News Awards, two Ontario News Awards and a Western Ontario News Award. He is the author of Hell Island: Canadian Pilots and the 1942 Air Battle for Malta, Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero, Air Aces, Battlefields in the Air, Canadian Warplanes and Bush Planes and Bush Pilots. McCaffery and his wife Val have been married for 28 years.

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"This is a solid, no-nonsense book, an important one that lays the Bishop controversy to rest... a tour de force of research..." (Vancouver Sun 2002-11-09)

"A meticulously researched book." (Ian Gillespie London Free Press 2002-11-09)

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