The book begins with land acquisition for what was to become Camp Mackall and the beginning of the U. S. Army Airborne Command.
During WW II, Camp Mackall was the Airborne Command Headquarters for U. S. Airborne forces around the world. The book tells of the military importance and also the impact of 30,000 soldiers in Richmond and adjoining counties.
NOTE: This book has
been apparently republished in 2012 with a revised cover. It is
unknown whether there are any material changes to its contents.