Black Knights Rule! Book Review
|Date of Review||June 2014||Title||Black Knights Rule|
|Author||Angelo Romano with Robert L. Lawson||Publisher||Ginter Books|
|Format||138 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$49.95|
What a cool, colorful compendium!
Black Knights Rule! – first in Ginter Books' new "US Navy Squadron Histories" series – traces the history of VFA-154 from 1946 through 2013.
Coverage courses chronologically – and capably recaps the unit's complete lineage: VBF-718, VF-68A, VF-837 and VF-154.
Author Angelo Romano – with able input from The Hook editor and founder Robert L. Lawson – shoehorns nearly 400 color photos, over 100 B&W shots, 84 color patches and 11 color profiles into just 138 pithy pages. I especially enjoyed initial sections on the Black Knight's first 15 years. And those color profiles – excellent and inspirational.
Wow! What a book! US Naval aviation enthusiasts everywhere will grab their drool cups. And modelers will go ga-ga – just trying to choose schemes!
With thanks to Ginter Books!