Bill Yenne is the author of more than three dozen non-fiction books, as well as ten novels, including the popular Bladen Cole Westerns. General Wesley Clark called Mr. Yenne’s biography of Alexander the Great, the “best yet,” while The New Yorker wrote of Sitting Bull, his biography of the great Lakota leader, that it “excels as a study in leadership.” General Craig McKinley, president of the Air Force Association, wrote that in Mr. Yenne’s Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force, he had done “a superior job helping the reader better understand General Arnold both as an individual and as a military leader.”
His books on aviation and military history have included his Area 51 Black Jets, which T.D. Barnes, formerly with NASA High Range and Area 51 Special Projects, described as “not a book that the reader will lay down and not finish. It holds one’s interest from front to back.” His dual biography of Dick Bong and Tommy McGuire, Aces High: The Heroic Story of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II, was described by pilot and best-selling author Dan Roam as “The greatest flying story of all time.” Mr. Yenne has written histories of America’s great aircraft makers, including Convair, Lockheed, and McDonnell Douglas, and has been praised for his recently-updated The Story of the Boeing Company.
Among his several books on beer and brewing history is Guinness: The 250-Year Quest for the Perfect Pint, which was listed among the top business books of the year by Condé Nast Portfolio Magazine, which also made it the top pick for “Cocktail Conversation.”
Mr. Yenne has contributed to encyclopedias of both world wars, and has appeared in documentaries airing on the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, the Smithsonian Channel and ARD German Television. He is a graduate of the University of Montana and the Stanford University Professional Publishing Course, and is the founder of American Graphic Systems, whose AGS BookWorks division is the producer of nearly 200 large-format, illustrated books.
This book is addressed to the beer traveler who may be on the ground in a local neighborhood or a foreign land, or in an armchair, relaxing with a selection of beers imported from around the globe, beers which bring to mind fond memories or dreams of future travels. It is both a global survey and a global celebration of beer, designed for people who enjoy beer as well as the cultural nuances of brewing history.
Flat-out gorgeous. . . good stuff. . . indispensable for anyone with an interest in America's favorite secret base.
– George Knapp, KLAS-TV
– J. Ford Huffman, Air Force Times
Bill Yenne has pulled back the curtains of the mysterious Area 51 with the definitive word on what exactly transpired with amazing detail, dry wit, incredible illustration and impeccable research. Truly illuminating.
– Daniel Bautz, Grand Dark Conspiracy
This is the story of an unstoppable army that shocked the world, an army that reigned as the most powerful across half the world. This is the story of the Imperial Japanese Army from late 1941 through 1942. When they embarked upon this war in December 1941, Emperor Hirohito and his generals hoped for success, but they knew this was by no means a sure thing. However, neither they, nor those who would soon oppose them, could have imagined how very successful they were about to be. These would be the invincible years.