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About the Author

Bill Getz is a retired military officer and former executive in industry and civil government. He is the author of several non-fiction and fiction books and numerous articles. Bill lives with his wife in Northern California. This is his first novel. Other novels include "Gardens of the God," and "Out of Nowhere," and "Sarah: a tale of timeless love." President Hollande of France awarded Bill Getz France's highest award,"The Legion of Honor" in December 2012 for his contribution to the liberation of France in WWII.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2382 KB
  • Print Length: 590 pages
  • Publisher: The Redwood Press (January 17, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JKRA18
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,030 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By HAROLD JACOBS on October 13, 2011
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I have just finished reading Double Eagles and enjoyed it immensely. I am a veteran of World War II and was a military pilot throughout my career. My paternal grandparents were Germans and arrived in the USA in 1859. I was stationed in Germany on three diffrent occasions during my Air Force career and flew on the Berlin Airlift. I am an avid reader of World War II history and own several of the better books about that era. Bill Getz has done a superb job of researching the military history of the period about which he wrote, and his story is one of the most intriguing of the books in my library. His storyline is loaded with surprising and very clever twists and turns and though it got off to a bit of a slow start, it quickly became a real page-turner and remained so until the very last page. I recommend you go out and buy this book today. You will be very glad you did. H. Jacobs
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Bill Getz is a great historical novelist.I was impressed with the extensive research that he did in writing this novel. having lived during the period covered by the novel I was fascinated with the details that I was not familiar with. I have read several books about WW II but I enjoyed reading about a German story line. I did not intend to read the novel so quickly, but because it was so interesting, I finished it in record time.I highly recommend this to all ages of readers. Those who did not live during that time period will enjoy the story line and will also gain information on the WW II intelligence efforts by the Allies and Germans. A marvelous history lesson.
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Double Eagles is thrills and intrigue with a backdrop of World War Two.
Bill Getz masterfully intertwines historical fact and fiction into a gripping read.
Highly recommended!
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Overall, I really enjoyed the book. I feel that the author is skilled; not like some of the early books that I have read from others. The book has a good flow to it. Plausible? Hey, it's fiction. The only part of the book that I didn't enjoy was the ending. It felt as if the author had a deadline of when to complete the book and he was so busy writing the book that he forgot about his deadline. After a good construction of the story, taking his time, suddenly -- wham -- in a few pages it just ends. I really think that there was some more tying of loose ends together that needed to be done in order to do his novel justice and truly complete it. In fact, I even looked to see if there is a sequel to this book. The three stars is for the abrupt ending.
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"Double Eagles" is a classic endorsement of Bill Getz's many gifts. I fully appreciate the effort that went into the final product. While I no longer read at the brisk rate of yesteryear, racking up 50 pages in bedtime sessions will give some idea of how the story grabbed my interest. The novel's historical depth is apparent throughout - German history in particular. Here one finds a mix of real and fictional elements embedded authentically in the WWII setting. Great detail for authenticity runs throughout, especially the flight sequences but certainly not limited there. The work gave me sense of being there, experiencing, if you like, the tragedy that engulfed Germany and its people during the Hitler years. Also, the author handled the German language like a native. Other small details sparked my attention. I found myself in the cockpit of the Luftwaffe Bf 109, the USAAF P-51 and even Germany's venerable three engine JU 52. I liked the dinner scenes - especially the menus that somehow tweaked my appetite. The book merits widespread readership. I plan to pass my copy to a few people I have in mind who I know will share my view.

With a doff of my cap to Bill Getz,

Bernard Nolan
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The Bright Side: Oh yes!! Getz's Double Eagles is a seriously fun, stimulating reading experience, especially for those who have read and understand the history of WW-II - or lived through it. Of course it is fiction, but *most* of the historical notes are reasonably close to accepted fact, to make the story ... almost... It was FUN to read.
On the downside, (AS IS COMMON WITH AMAZON E-BOOKS) the simple, copy editing is HORRIBLE. The lack of professional editing is the only reason that I do now award FIVE stars for this book. The story is wonderful, well organized and progresses well, but the basic editing reminds me of a first draft freshman essay, if in longer form. At least as delivered to my Kindle, this appears to be an author's 'second draft,' pages of great story that have NEVER seen a professional editor's pen. The list of wrong words, misspellings, missing words and screaming punctuation errors are enough to disrupt the general reading flow. Far too often I had to reverse a bit, re-read and conclude that it it was just another (lack of) editing error. No significant writer would publish a work in this condition, regardless of the otherwise excellent quality. Copy editors are worth their weight in Gold, and the obese ones.. you get my point.
Why Amazon continues to accept so many unedited books is beyond my understanding. It appears to me that, for an appropriate fee, Amazon will publish anything. Even with a great plot/story line, unedited works are an annoyance on my Kindle. When I purchase essentially unedited books here, I think I'm getting screwed. And sadly, I have yet to find a reasonable way to examine the production quality before buying. Amazon's "Look Inside" feature is a small help, but reveals very little.
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