"Impressively researched in primary sources, this is as thorough and complete an account of the famous squadron as we are ever likely to have."
"This immensely readable book is a welcome study that eschews glamorization for a clear and well-documented narrative."
"It is the best by far of what has been written. Very accurate, very well researched. Flammer came here to visit me, even. He covered the waterfront."
—Edward F. "Pop" Hinkle, former pilot with the Lafayette Escadrille
"This is a book to be cherished not only by the dwindling number of World War I American airmen still living, but also by military aviators of any generation."
—San Diego Union
"Flammer has done an excellent job of recreating the many exciting battles in which the squadron was involved. The Vivid Air is certainly a scholarly and absorbing account of this singular volunteer fighter unit."
—Canadian Aviation Historical Society Journal
Yet when the war came to its tragic end, widespread appreciation for crusading idealism lay buried in the ruins, and with it the true story of the Lafayette Escadrille. Philip Flammer's clear, fully documented study is the first complete scholarly account of this singular volunteer fighting unit, based on extensive research in Europe and the United States.
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