WWII PILOT PARTNERS WITH SON OF WWII PILOT TO PRODUCE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AUDIOBOOK
Ed Larson, ninety-four-year-old author of Spear-Carrier in a Backwater War, and actor T. Anthony Quinn have partnered to produce a ten-and-a-half-hour audiobook telling the story of Larson’s experiences growing up during the golden age of aviation and serving as one of the youngest USAAF pilots during WWII.
Insightfully written by Larson and masterfully narrated by Quinn, Spear-Carrier in a Backwater War provides fascinating anecdotes on the history of aviation and the developments of aircraft during the first half of the twentieth century. Along the way, Larson and Quinn entertain their audience with back-stories on aviators like Amelia Earhart, Wrong-Way Corrigan, and Jimmy Doolittle, as well as compelling details about the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Doolittle Raid and Battle at Midway, D-Day, and the Battle of the Bulge.
Spear-Carrier in a Backwater War offers a rare, first-hand glimpse into what it was like growing up during the Depression, listening to accounts of the Battle of Britain on a Hallicrafters shortwave radio, and the eagerness with which Larson and countless others enlisted for military service following America’s entry into the Second World War.
ABOUT the AUDIOBOOK
Spear-Carrier in a Backwater War—the audiobook is available at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.
The print book is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Spear-Carrier in a Backwater War was selected semifinalist in the Publishers Weekly 2017 BookLife Prize.