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Trophy for Eagles

(1989)
A novel by

 
TROPHY FOR EAGLES

Walter J. Boyne

Colonel Walter J. Boyne, coauthor of The Wild Blue, here explores the golden age of aviation: the years from 1927 to 1937, when flying airplanes developed from an art to a craft and building them evolved from a craft to an industry. While peopled with historical characters such as Lindbergh, Howard Hughes and Ernst Udet, the relationship between two pilots, American Frank Bandfield and expatriate German Bruno Hafner, is at the novel's heart; their rivalry is the thread on which Boyne strings his vignettes. High-risk air racing in Depression America, innovations in design and production, the creation of Hitler's Luftwaffe , the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil Wara"all find their place in this complex, compelling narrative. A former director of the National Air and Space Museum, Boyne impressively details flight techniques and aircraft construction. He even writes convincingly of the shortcomings that keep imaginary aircraft from entering production in his fictional universe. Technical material is so well integrated into the narrative, and human relationships are so dominated by flying, that it seems only natural when lovers talk of airplanes at intimate moments.

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Hardback Editions

May 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Trophy for Eagles
Author(s): Walter J Boyne
ISBN: 0-297-84021-5 / 978-0-297-84021-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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April 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Trophy for Eagles
Author(s): Walter J Boyne
ISBN: 0-517-57276-1 / 978-0-517-57276-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

May 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Trophy for Eagles
Author(s): Walter J Boyne
ISBN: 0-8041-0529-4 / 978-0-8041-0529-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ivy Books
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Audio Editions

June 1990 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Trophy for Eagles
Author(s): Walter J Boyne
ISBN: 0-394-58283-7 / 978-0-394-58283-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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