"Of all the combat units that made major contributions to the Allied victory in World War II, one story remains largely undiscovered. Until recently, the record of USAAF Troop Carrier has been overlooked and sometimes misunderstood. This has now been remedied by the new book, INTO THE VALLEY, the definitive history of Troop Carrier. This book is one of the essential volumes in anyone's shelf of key books on World War II: A must."
—Gen. John R. Galvin, USA (Ret.), Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
"Young's book delivers the goods-scores of unvarnished accounts by veterans, accompanied by historical essays, interesting photographs, and useful maps. This is a lively and informative work about an important aspect of World War II air power history."
—HQ USAF Historical Office, Department of the Air Force, Richard P. Hallion, SES, Air Force Historian
"INTO THE VALLEY is a lively blend of personal recollections and visual images set in proper context by the selective use of well-crafted historical narrative. Written largely by the men who participated in the American version of warfare in the 'third dimension,' it will take its place as the definitive compendium of the USAAF's Troop Carrier Command experience. The addition of statistical and textual appendices will make the book a standard reference for scholars."
—Dr. Mark P. Parillo, Editor, WWII Studies Association, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Military History