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2013 John Lyman Book Award, Honorable Mention
Editor Geoffrey Rossano is the winner of the 2013 Arthur Radford Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation History and Literature.
Draws on the unpublished diaries, correspondence, informal memoir, and other personal documents of the U.S. Navy’s only flying “ace” of World War I to tell his unique story.
“Historian Geoffrey L. Rossano…shines a light on the transatlantic experiences of a figure hitherto in the dark, and allows Ingalls’ articulate hand and eloquent voice to shine through when describing his service with the RAF…. Such astute editing makes, to be sure, for a gripping first-hand narrative.…This book [is] a must-have for those with a specific interest in war-time diaries and, more generally, for those interested in America’s coming of age as a world power. Hero of the Angry Sky is a worthy contribution to the growing historiography of the Great War.”