Friday, September 10, 2010

Got Candy?

Wow, I came right down to the line in finishing this epic book, The Candy Bombers.  I started out in July listening to it, but realized I could read faster than the folksy pace of the audiobook narrator.  Author Andrei Cherny did a great job weaving all the various content together to make sense of a complicated bit of history. Historical figures were given a breath of life that only narrative nonfiction can achieve, and I certainly found the book compelling and comprehensive, if rather long.  Here's a CBS interview with Andrei Cherny and pilot Hal Halvorsen.  What did you think of the book?

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