Goshawk Squadron by Derek RobinsonGoshawk Squadron by Derek Robinson

Goshawk Squadron

byDerek Robinson

Paperback | October 13, 2005

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Set during the height of World War I in January 1918, Goshawk Squadron follows the misfortunes of a British flight squadron on the Western Front. For Stanley Woolley, commanding officer of Goshawk Squadron, the romance of chivalry in the clouds is just a myth. The code he drums into his men is simple and savage: shoot the enemy in the back before he knows you're there. Even so, he believes the whole squadron will be dead within three months. A monumental work at the time of its original release, Booker-shortlisted Goshawk Squadron is now viewed as a classic in the mode of Catch 22. Wry, brutal, cynical and hilarious, the men of Robinson's squadron are themselves an embodiment of the maddening contradictions of war: as much a refined troop of British gentleman as they are a viscous band of brothers hell-bent on staying alive and winning the war.
Derek Robinson is a policeman's son from a council estate who crossed the class barrier by going to Cambridge, where he got a degree in history and learned to write badly. A stint in advertising in London and New York changed that, and in 1971 he finally got it right when Goshawk Squadron was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His equal...
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Title:Goshawk SquadronFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.87 × 5.12 × 0.5 inPublished:October 13, 2005Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0786715952

ISBN - 13:9780786715954

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