About the Book

The Few

The Few

The American Knights of the Air Who Risked Everything to Save Britain in the Summer of 1940
August 2007
Trade Paperback · 360 Pages
$15.95 U.S. · $19.50 CAN · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780306815720
Da Capo Press


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The Few is the never-before-told story of the thrill-seeking Americans who defied their country's neutrality laws to fly side-by-side with England's finest pilots in order to fight Hitler and save Britain. By October 1940, these “knights of the air” had helped England win the greatest air battle in the history of aviation. At war's end, just one of the Few would be alive; the rest dyed flying, wearing RAF's dark blue uniform-each with a shoulder patch depicting an American eagle. As Winston Churchill said, Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

About the Author

Alex Kershaw is the author of the widely acclaimed and bestselling books The Bedford Boys, The Longest Winter, and The Few, and two biographies: Jack London and Blood and Champagne: The Life and Times of Robert Capa. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.