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Visit with Author and Historian David Sears
Meet historian David Sears, author of Pacific Air: How Fearless Flyboys, Peerless Aircraft, and Fast Flattops Conquered the Skies in the War with Japan. Pacific Air tells the sweeping and inspiring story of a generation of young naval aviators who, despite disastrous setbacks and humiliating defeats suffered early in the war, would ultimately vanquish a superior Japanese air force and fleet in the Pacific. From the dual perspectives of dauntless young combat pilots and the inventive aeronautical engineers who perfected their aircraft, Pacific Air brings an important yet underappreciated chapter of World War II vividly to life. This is an exhilarating epic story of the heroic fighter pilots whose fast-flying planes turned the tide in the Pacific theater during World War II.
David Sears is a New Jersey-based historian and author. A former U.S. Navy officer with extensive sea duty aboard a destroyer, as well as a Vietnam War veteran, he is the author of three previous books: Such Men as These, At War with the Wind and The Last Epic Naval Battle. He is the creator and publisher of Courageous Calendars©, historical calendars which celebrate the lives and legacies of U.S. Navy ships, sailors and aviators.
If you are unable to attend this event, feel free to call The Town Book Store at (908) 233-3535 to reserve autographed copies of his books.
More About The Town Book Store
In business since 1934, The Town Book Store is one of the only independent booksellers in Union County, specializing in good old-fashioned personalized customer service. The store offers a well thought out selection of books and gifts for the whole family, including adult fiction and non-fiction books. This kid-friendly bookstore also carries a selection of stuffed animals and toys, and has a small table with chairs where little ones can pull up a seat.
As the store receives multiple shipments each week, special orders arrive within days. It also offers free out-of-print book searches and incentives for frequent buyers and book clubs.