I grew up in an Air Force Officer family, spent 20 years in the army in missiles, worked as a civillian for the air force, and have active duty air force officer kids: Air Force Officers don't act or talk like this book: They don't go around calling everyone by goofball nicknames as this author does. Spys don't pop out of the woodwork only to be karate chopped by an air force general. Air Force Officers(and NCO's) don't allow strangers into top secret installations(ever!), nor do they perform interrogations/mock executions playing I'll find the spy. This is the most pitiful alternate history book i've seen in some time: It's like the author had a teenage wet dream about how cool it would be to rewrite the way the world is-particularly the air force: He claims to have worked at Ballistic Missile Division in LA in the '50s: guess what, my dad did, and I spent countless hours listening to officer conversations about missiles, ICBM's, and the air force in general: never once did I hear anyone called by a nickname: they were either sam, walt, tom, or addressed by their rank. They were all tough WWII vets who had a serious job: Not a PC one among them, as this author finds so appealing. More recently working for the air force, It's exactly the same: serious tough people who defend this nation: not a nickname among them. I think the 5 star reviews are from family or friends: no one could think this is a 5 star book. It's time for this author to put on his alzheimers patch, and you 5 star reviewers to quit scamming the amazon system. I asked for and got a refund for this garbage!