Doug’s Historical Fiction
Wild Blue U: Foundation of Honor
THE LEGACY, Book 3 (1976-2001) of the “Wild Blue U” historical fiction series is in re-write.
Praise for THE WILD BLUE U saga
“In The Cadet and The Officer, Doug Beason has captured the essence of the lives of the early cadets and graduates of the Air Force Academy. He leaves you wanting to see how the story concludes. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.”
- General Ron Fogleman, USAFA Class of 1963, 15th Chief of Staff, USAF: first Academy graduate to become USAF Chief of Staff.
“Timeless and absorbing. Beason’s attention-to-detail, woven with high-stakes drama, provides an astonishing and authentic portrayal of the military academy experience. If you really want to know the rigors, the demands, and the joys of what it’s like to be a cadet, this book’s for you!”
- Jerry Pournelle, New York Times bestselling author, Nebula and Hugo award winner
“Doug Beason has distilled the first years of the Air Force Academy into a compelling and fascinating novel. The characters, their tricks and trials, are a rich mix of the colorful personalities who made the opening years of the Academy such an enthralling and challenging act to follow … the closest and most intimate account that exists in print, with all the turbulence and exuberance captured through the lens of fiction.”
- LtGen Brad Hosmer, USAF (ret), #1 Graduate of the USAFA Class of 1959, Rhoades Scholar and USAFA Superintendent
“... Doug Beason continues to weave his own life experience and recent military history together with an intriguing plot, using a writing style that keeps the reader anxious to turn the page. His artful, but accurate inclusion of the Vietnam POW experience is as educational as it is captivating.”
- Colonel Tom McNish MD, USAFA Class of 1964, Prisoner of War in North, Vietnam September 1966--March 1973