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The Final Mission: A Boy, a Pilot, and a World at War Hardcover – May 24, 2012
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ELIZABETH HOBAN, daughter of Henry Supchak, is a writer and medical professional who teaches at a college in northern New
HENRY SUPCHAK, born in 1916, was discharged from the U.S. Air Force with honors, including six Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross, and retired as an engineer with the Ford Motor Company. An avid painter, he lives in northwestern New Jersey.
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Izzy's love for her father and his love for his family is clearly articulated as was his admiration for Izzy's late husband Jimmy. I was fortunate enough to meet Izzy for many hours one day and she is a wonderful person. I'm not surprised that the book conveys her personality, temperament, and intelligence.
I highly recommend this book!
I am passing it on to my 2 grandsons when I am finished with it. I think every student should have to read it great book.
The action, based on the most detailed first hand sources directly from the pilot of Priority Gal has to be more compelling than any fictional account on the subject of WW2 conflict in the air and it's conveyed in a straightforward, succinct and accessible style which accurately reflects the terrifying reality of a wounded man, alone in the burning cockpit of his aircraft which has less than minutes to impact and he aware not only of the terrible death he could face for himself but also of those in the Austrian village whose people he desperately wanted to spare from the mayhem of impact.
Assisted by his daughter and co-author, Liz Hoban, in whose fiction work "The Cheech Room" and "A Fine Pickle" I have also experienced her individual observation of characters, realistic dialogue and cogent turns of phrase, the emotions of every moment, both for pilot and boy are often exquisitely captured in words and, I have to say, in The Final Mission, these qualities make a contribution to all of us - and hopefully some politicians included en route - in so far as we may learn from the particular the universal futility of international aggression, when that aggression is, ultimately, the product of a tyrant's ego.
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