Friday, December 9, 2011

Paperback 486: Falcons of France / Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall (Monarch 141)

Paperback 486: Monarch Books 141 (1st ptg, 1959)

Title: Falcons of France
Author: Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $8


Best things about this cover:
  • Is this guy going to shoot down the enemy plane or make love to it? Dude is primping. He just needs a bottle of Courvoisier: "Ma chérie, you are about to feel my love guns ..."
  • Some of Target's early marketing campaigns were more successful than others.


Best things about this back cover:
  • Fokkers!
  • Spads!
  • Atlantic Bookshelf writes the kind of criticism that sounds profound but is actually completely empty. "Living and consequently better?" "Better ..." than? Than what!? Fokkers!

Page 123~

"Who's Papa Gouraud going to kiss?"

"Oh, quite a lot of you. Here's the list; you can read it for yourselves."

I don't even want to know.


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Titus Groan said...

Curse you, Red Baron!

Keir said...

By 1918, the German airforce was in no position to challenge the skies, so it's hard to credit that its planes possessed "superior firepower."