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Best book ever

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Fighter Pilot – a history and a celebration
by Philip Kaplan

Published by Aurum, London, 1999
ISBN 10: 1854106147 / ISBN 13: 9781854106148

Most lovers of aviation already own every book ever written on the subject, right?
All that’s left for them to do is wait for shiny new titles to be released and diligently reviewed, before they head to their local bookshop to keep their exhaustive collection complete…

Oh. Wait. That’s only what the publishers believe.

I like to think I’m a little more typical in that I have quite a good, but far from exhaustive, collection of aviation titles. Some (my wife, for one) might describe it as large. (The word she used was “excessive”. Or was that “obsessive”? Anyway, I beg to differ.)

And while I understand book publishers’ need to promote their latest releases, I also know that a year’s worth of new titles is still only…

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