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World War I Novels and History

Heroes in the Sky  

World War I novels and history can often appear dry and uninspired, but Eyes to the Sky offers a refreshingly unique glimpse into a lesser-known component of World War I - the American Balloon Service.

During World War I, balloon reconnaissance brought valuable intelligence to Allied forces in Europe, and Eyes to the Sky captures this remarkable story with an inspiring blend of elements of both fiction and non-fiction. Through its characters, readers will gain an appreciation for the incredible bravery of those who manned these vulnerable balloons as they rose high above a violently shifting battlefield.

World War I, often referred to as the "Great War," has been remembered through history books and novels since its inception over 100 years ago. Through these accounts, we have often seen the traditional view of war involving soldiers on the ground with weapons in hand. However, an overlooked aspect of WWI was the American Balloon Service, which was a great source of intelligence and reconnaissance for the Allied forces.

Not only did these balloonists provide valuable intelligence to the Allied forces, but they also had to endure incredible physical and psychological hardship while doing so.

Moreover, readers of Eyes to the Sky will gain a unique perspective on WWI that surpasses what is typically portrayed in history books or films. By learning about this lesser-known side of the war, readers will come to understand not only the physical heroism of those who served in the American Balloon Service, but also their courage in continually facing fear and danger.

Despite countless dangers and obstacles, their courage played a pivotal role in helping to shape the world we live in today.

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