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  • Published: 15 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405937580
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

Tumult in the Clouds

The Centenary Collection


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The classic memoir by one of America's greatest fighting aces.

Anglo-American James Goodson's war began on Sept 3rd 1939, when the SS Athenia was torpedoed and sank off the Hebrides. Surviving the sinking and distinguishing himself rescuing survivors, Goodson immediately signed on with the RAF. He was an American, but he wanted to fight.

Goodson flew Spitfires for the RAF before later joining his countrymen with the Fourth Fighter Group to get behind the controls of Thunderbolts and Mustangs, where he became known as 'King of the Strafers'.

Chock full of breathtaking descriptions of aerial dogfights as well as the stories of others of the heroic 'few', Tumult in the Clouds is the ultimate story of War in the Air, told by one of the World War Two's outstanding fighter pilots.

  • Pub date: 15 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781405937580
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for Tumult in the Clouds

“A classic”

Len Deighton

“A thrilling adventure story and an enthralling, compassionate witness to incredible heroism”

John Nichol


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