By John Steinbeck
A remarkable quantity of brief novels and a vital global battle II file from one in all America's nice twentieth-century writers
On the heels of the big luck of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath-and on the peak of the yankee battle effort-John Steinbeck, probably the most prolific and influential literary figures of his iteration, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his reviews with U.S. military Air strength bomber crews in the course of global battle II. Now, for the 1st time due to the fact that its unique e-book in 1942, Penguin Classics provides this particular variation of Steinbeck's advent to the then-nascent U.S. military Air strength and its bomber crew-the crucial middle unit at the back of American air strength that Steinbeck defined as "the maximum workforce within the world."
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Steinbeck, who was at the time much more socially oriented than Hemingway, had been throughout his career emphasizing the united effort of Americans to overcome the economic and concomitant social woes of the 1930s’ Great Depression. At the same time, Hemingway wrote and published To Have and Have Not (1937), a novel about how one man attempts not only to overcome the economic downturn but to triumph over the New Deal bureaucratic functionaries as well. S. Army Air Forces recruited and developed a bomber team, a story that seemingly appealed to his literary sensibility.
The B-17, or Flying Fortress, is the best known and better publicized of the two ships. Its name has struck a responsive chord in the public mind, in spite of the fact that its name does not describe it at all. It is in no sense a fortress, it is an attack ship. Its purpose is to carry the war to an enemy, not to sit still and repel attack. Such has been the appeal of its name that all large bombers are known in the press and in the public mind as Flying Fortresses. Boeing B-17 E, commonly known as the Flying Fortress The B-17 has long wings and a graceful and serene flight.
Bombs Away: The Story of a Bomber Team by John Steinbeck