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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers; 1 edition (Oct. 26 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887627234
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887627231
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.7 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #335,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Behind the Glory is a must-read for anyone interested in the Commonwealth Air Training Plan as seen through the eyes of those who served in it. That piece of Canadian history has now been given a human face, as this book recounts the memories of many who served in the plan. Their skill and dedication produced the trained air crew who ultimately won the air war over Europe. (Charlie Konvalinka, former national president of the Canadian Air Force Officers Association)

About the Author

Ted Barris is an accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster. As well as hosting stints on CBC Radio and regular contributions to The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and various national magazines, he is a full-time professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. Barris has authored seventeen non-fiction books, including the national bestsellers Victory at Vimy and Juno.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steven McNair on Feb. 6 2006
Format: Hardcover
I was very motivated to buy this book as my father was a Flying officer in WW2 and part of this group in Rivers and Portage la Prairie. He was a navigational instructor. I remember one of his worst memories of this time was standing gaurd over a crash site where one of his friends had been killed. Anyway I was glad I read the book and enjoyed it. My comments are that there is some unnnecesary repetition in the facts...maybe for retention..don't know. As well, I wish there had been the ability to bring even more life to what it was like to live that life. There are a lot of factual stories stated, however it still left me wondering about more of the feelings that were occuring. I think the best history books are those that make you feel you are "there" and not looking back.
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