“DAMN GOOD BOOK!!! ...and fine (pun intended) storytelling.”
—Hayden Hamilton, Editor, American Aviation Historical Society
“Reading like a detective story, Norman Fine’s spell-binding narrative reveals the little-known story of how British and American scientists developed a new radar system critically important to victory over Germany in World War II.”
—Nick Kotz, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, is the author of six books, including Wild Blue Yonder: Money, Politics, and the B-1 Bomber.
“This is an extremely accurate and detailed account of the development and use of microwave radar from its inception to its role in ending World War II in favor of the Allies. The book has both a technical and a personal spin that held my interest throughout.”
—Col. Dick Rounseville, U.S. Army (Ret.), commander, 334 Attack Helicopter Company (Cobra)
“Norman Fine’s well-crafted account of the development and implementation of microwave radar is a valuable addition to the backstory of the Allied victory in World War II. Fine also has a personal stake in the story: His Uncle Stanley was one of the quiet heroes who risked everything to bring the new radar to the skies over Europe. A deeply satisfying read on multiple levels.
—Howard Means, author of 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence
“To completely understand the Allied victory in World War II, read Norman Fine’s new book. Snappy, engrossing prose, vivid aerial combat scenes, and Fine’s ability to relate his uncle’s combat experience imparts a thrilling human dimension to the story of a key technological breakthrough that enabled the Allies to defeat Nazi Germany.
—The Honorable G. Philip Hughes, senior vice president of the Council of American Ambassadors
"...[Fine] also draws on his experience in the field—a Raytheon consultant on the design of a large screen radar display scope for use by air traffic controllers and cofounder of a cathode ray tube graphic display manufacturer—to explain in simple terms the most important breakthrough in the ultimate Allied victory."
—Dartmouth Engineer, Fall 2019