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The Cloudbuster Nine

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Major league baseball in Chapel Hill? It happened back in 1943, when Ted Williams, formerly of the Boston Red Sox, came to Chapel Hill during World War II to participate in the U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School training. The Flight School formed a baseball team called the "Cloudbusters." Anne Keene’s remarkable book, The Cloudbuster Nine, is an outstanding example of research into a forgotten corner of American history.

Nonfiction writer Anne Keene is a graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Cloudbuster Nine is Anne Keene’s debut book, a little known story about a team of major league
baseball players training to become fighter pilots during World War II, becoming heroes in the sky and on the baseball diamond.