"The Lady and the Tigers"
Some years ago, I asked the question: "Whatever happened to Olga
Greenlaw?" Nobody seemed to know, so I set out to answer the question for
What a journey it turned out to be! I learned a great deal
about the lives of Olga and Harvey Greenlaw, and I was fortunate
enough to talk to Olga's sister and half-sister, both delightful ladies.
What with one thing and another, I decided that it was time to
bring Olga's book to a new generation of readers. I've edited the text,
added some explanatory material, and written a "foreword
" and "afterword"
explaining where the Greenlaws came from and what happened to
them after their year with the Flying Tigers in Burma and China.
The book is available as a
paperback (that's Joel Naprstek's cover above) and also in
digital form for reading on Amazon's Kindle
e-book reader, personal computer, smartphone, or tablet.
What the readers say:
"I recommend to members of this Forum Dan Ford's new,
edited re-issue of Olga Greenlaw's The Lady and the Tigers....
Dan's added a lot of interesting material about Olga and Harvey
in a 17-page Foreword, 13-page Afterword, and 6 pages of Notes
and Sources. There are also a number of nice photographs and
interesting annotations throughout. I like the cover painting by
Joel Naprstek--a frequent contributor to this list--of Olga
looking like a deer caught in the headlights of a car and Bob
Little's #33 blasting away at the Japanese." (On the Flying
Tigers Association message board)
"A great book on the legendary
group done like no other on subject of the AVG-Flying Tigers. A
very inside point of view from Olga Greenlaw, the only female (a
timeless beauty I might add) of the group that defended Rangoon,
the Burma Road and China in the very dark, early days of WWII.... The author herself is a mystery in most of the other
books on the AVG but she's fully revealed in this one. The one
photo of her on the waterfront, slit skirt and all may be worth
the cover price alone. No fan of the Flying Tigers should be
without this book." (On the Barnes & Noble website)
"Highly recommend! Not only is Olga Greenlaw a handsome
lady (check out the legs in that photo on the waterfront in Shanghai!)
but she writes a rollicking good yarn.... She was there, unlike
most of the people who wrote the histories of the Flying Tigers, and
she was writing with her diary in front of her. If she makes a
mistake, Mr. Ford quietly corrects it [like this]. The editing is helpful
but never annoying.... Something for every WWII aviation buff to
have on his shelf!" (On the Amazon website)
Paperback and e-book
The Createspace paperback
is 6x9 inches, 188 pages, with 14 black-white photos; list price $9.95.
Click here to see it on Amazon.com. To order through a bookseller,
ask for ISBN 978-1456415327.
The digital edition
is based on the paperback; list price $6.99.
Click here to
see it on Amazon.com. Also available in
other e-book formats.