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Black Knights Rule

Black Knights Rule! Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review June 2014 Title Black Knights Rule
Author Angelo Romano with Robert L. Lawson Publisher Ginter Books
Published 2014 ISBN 9780989258340
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!

Roundly recommended!

With thanks to Ginter Books!