The Lady and the Tigers: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Served with the Flying Tigers in Burma and China, 1941-1942

· Warbird Books

About this ebook

Olga Greenlaw kept the "war diary" of the American Volunteer Group--the Flying Tigers--while those gallant mercenaries defended Burma and China from Japanese aggression during the opening months of the Pacific War. Returning to the United States in 1942, she wrote The Lady and the Tigers, which war correspondent Leland Stowe hailed as "an authoritative, gutsy and true to life story of the AVG." 

Out of print for more than half a century, her book has been brought up to date by Daniel Ford, author of  the AVG's definitive history, Flying Tigers: Claire Chennault and His American Volunteers. What's more, Ford explains for the first time where Olga and Harvey Greenlaw came from, how they became caught up in the saga of the Flying Tigers, and what happened to them after their tumultuous year with the AVG.

About the author

Born in Mexico, Olga Greenlaw moved to Los Angeles as a teenager with her mother and sisters. She married a failed-up West Point graduate and joined him in China, where in time they were recruited by Claire Chennault to help organize and manage the American Volunteer Group, a covert force of US military pilots intended to help China resist Japanese aggression.

Daniel Ford has spent a lifetime studying the wars of the past hundred years. He was a reporter in Vietnam, earned a master's degree in War Studies from King's College London, and wrote the definitive history of Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers. He edited and annotated The Lady and the Tigers with the help of Olga Greenlaw's sister, Alicia Schweizer, who is now buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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