|Plot Summary of On Eagle's Wings|
|" Ezer Weizman, nephew of the first president of Israel, was born in Tel Aviv in 1924, and spent his childhood in Haifa. As a youth he was enamoured with flying and had some minimal training. Hoping to be a pilot, he joined the RAF when WWII broke out, but the British wouldn't allow him to fly. After the war, he got involved in the Isreali underground, and eventually was sent to England for officer training.
The bulk of this autobiography deals with his struggles to build an Israeli air force, get up to date planes, and strengthen that air force's place in the overall military structure. He spends a good deal of time describing the various wars after the country's
independence was declared in 1948, focusing primarily on the role of the air force. Less space is given to his very short political career."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of On Eagle's Wings|
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Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
War/Cloak & Dagger story?
- fought as military pilot
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- airforce pilot
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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