Books: Nonconformist Hero

FLYING TIGER: CHENNAULT OF CHINA (285 pp.)—Roberf Lee Scott Jr.—Doubleday ($3.95).

Claire Chennault died last year of cancer, Lieut. General U.S.A.F. (ret.). Before that, says this biographer, his persistent ailment had for years been nothing more deadly than a heavy heart. Author Robert Lee Scott Jr. ought to know. He flew in China with Chennault's legendary Flying Tigers, then commanded Chennault's fighter forces in what must have been one of the most gallant and frustrating wars ever fought. Flying Tiger an angry book, is almost as important for what it tells of...

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