After the publication of his bestselling novel Catch-22, Joseph Heller usually denied that his characters were based on his actual war mates. However, to those who served with Heller in the 340th Bomb Group, the characters were indeed recognizable—Chief White Half Oat, Kid Sampson, Hungry Joe, Colonel Cathcart, General Dreedle, Yossarian and Milo Minderbinder. In The True Story of Catch-22, written and illustrated by the daughter of the 340th Bomb Group’s commander, we encounter the men on which the novel was based. Along with descriptions of the 340th’s missions, the work includes men of the Bomb Group relating 12 richly told tales of their own.
The True Story of Catch-22 shows us that truth is indeed as fascinating as fiction.
Hardcover Book : 288 pages
Publisher: Casemate Publisher & Book Dist. ( May 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-585198
Product Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 inches
Product Weight: 18.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)