Was there ever a year when a movie about the American Volunteer Group wasn't in the works? 2016 is proving to be no exception, with Variety reporting last week: "Skydance and Alibaba Pictures are teaming up on the World War II pic 'The Flying Tigers,' which chronicles the first American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force that fought alongside the Chinese in WWII. 'Braveheart' screenwriter Randall Wallace is penning the script. Skydance's David Ellison and Dana Goldberg will produce along with Alibaba." For more, go here
Alas, my history of the AVG is temporarily out of print, since HarperCollins decided a few months ago to hand it back to Smithsonian Books, the original publisher. Amazon.com has has a few copies remaining at $15.99, and its Marketplace sellers are offering used copies and "new" ones that have probably made a round-trip to a bookstore somewhere. Even better, I'll send you an autographed copy for a penny over Amazon's price, $16 including delivery by Media Mail. If you're in a hurry, or live in Alaska or Hawaii, make it $19 for Priority Mail.
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