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Hellcats: A Novel of War in the Pacific Hardcover – June, 1996

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Brassey's (June 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574880934
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574880939
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,402,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Barrett Tillman (b. 1948) was born into a NE Oregon ranching family and developed an early interest in aviation history. He learned to fly as a teenager, was first published at age 15, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a journalism degree in 1971. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, book publisher, and magazine editor, but has been self employed all but seven years since graduating from college. Though best known for his histories of US naval aviation, he also has published six novels plus short stories, and has sold a screenplay.

Tillman continues writing nonfiction books and has written more than 550 articles in the US and abroad. He frequently appears as a commentator on TV documentaries in addition to his speaking appearances. The recipient of six writing awards, he lives with his wife in Arizona.

Tillman's web site and blog are found at www.btillman.com.

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Format: Hardcover
Mr. Tillman represents one of the best of the breed of historical novelists; he is well-versed in the historical facts and technological details of his subject matter, yet also has the artistic gift of being able to engage the reader by creating interesting characters caught up in the consequences of tremendously important global events.
Both Dauntless! and Hellcats are superb fictional treatments of what it might have been like to fight and survive the Pacific War as a young US Naval aviator.
I hope that the final episode of the trilogy, Sabrejets, will actually be finished and published; I'll be the first in line to purchase it. (And no, I'm not putting my own hard copies of either Dauntless or Hellcats up for sale on E-bay---they'll stay on my bookshelf for years to come.)
Mr. Tillman, you please keep at it! (and by the way, your non-fiction dissertations on the various aircraft used in the Pacific War are superb as well.)
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Format: Hardcover
I read both the Dauntless and Hellcat twice because I couldnt put them down, I even ran up a late fee on hellcat at my library, The book (Hellcat) is full of everything you could expect from an aireol based world war II book. my favorite thing about the book is that it showed the war form the prospective of both an american side and a japanese side all the way up and through their meeting in combat over the south pacific and over the american characters ship, that was really cool! I also like how my hometown of Bremerton is mentioned in the book it was a real wake up call as to what great roll as a carrier and other ship base it played. I also lived in the tri-cities near hanford too! (Benton City)Go Kiona Benton Bears
All I can say about sabrejet is:
GIMME GIMME GIMME I would really like to read that book and dont like how they're keeping me hanging with the characters and me wondering what to do next! If anyone has any kind of pull to get sabrejet published please try to help! I waiting to see what happens!
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Just wanted to recomend not only Hellcats but Dauntless also. Both books are excellent in historical accuracy and reading fun . Mr Tillman is a great story teller. A great way to learn about U.S. and Japanese aviation in WW II. I highly recomend these two books to anyone interested in U.S. history and our struggle to wrestle away Japanese control in the Pacific.
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A great read for anyone with an interest in World War II aviation. Tillman certainly knows his stuff... Exciting and well written.
I only gave the first book in the trilogy, "Dauntless, the Novel" 4 stars, but "Hellcats" is a full 5 star read. Now, if someone would only publish the third book, "Sabrejets, the Novel" and follow his fascinating main characters into Korea.
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