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Old 14th July 2005, 23:41
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Doorknob 52 and Fred Arnold / Kohn

Found an interesting discussion, was hoping that someone could shed more light on this:

http://boards.historychannel.com/thr...art=0&tstart=0

Aren't there sufficient examples in terms of biographical fiction?

To name a few examples.

Alert in the West, by Willi Heilmann

The Last Battle, by Peter Henn

and

Heaven next Stop, by Gunther Bloemherz

All sold under the premise of real events.

Does this really mean we should call the man a fraud?

http://cinetrope.com/index2.html

Check film > between two worlds > play trailer

Is it just me, but I still find myself eager to listen to his story...
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Re: Doorknob 52 and Fred Arnold / Kohn

Are you saying that 'The Last Battle by Peter Henn' and 'Heaven Next Stop by Gunther Bloemherz' are fiction?

Bugger. I really enjoyed those two books.
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Re: Doorknob 52 and Fred Arnold / Kohn

Ruy,

I think, for me, it depends on the level of fictional content versus the actual description of events. For this cause, I prefer "Alert in the West", "the Last Battle", and "Heaven Next Stop" in that order. All these books have parts that are true accounts.
I'm afraid Fred Cohn's book (I have two copies, one paperback and one hardback)is more flawed that the other books because he seems to have made up events out of whole cloth.Its a shame, the book could have been much better.
In a recent Air Classics magazine article, another 1st FG veteran took on the book and pretty much demolished it.
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Old 15th July 2005, 21:50
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Re: Doorknob 52 and Fred Arnold / Kohn

What about Tumult in the Clouds, by Goodson?

Some of this story seemed a little far fetched, in particular his final chapter "Borrowed Time".

Any specifics on that one

Actually between Caidin and these samples, and more, how common a practice are we looking at?
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