Raleigh, N.C. — Author and book reviewer Bob Cairns caught up with WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel to find out his favorite book. Here's what Fishel had to say:
“There is one page turner from the past that always pops up in my mind. The title is Forecast for Overlord, by J.M. Stagg. It is the story of a young meteorologist named Stagg in charge of giving General Eisenhower the 'go' or 'no go' for the D-Day invasion.
I believe the account of events in the book mentions that General Rommel returned to Germany to celebrate his wife’s birthday because he didn’t think there was a chance in you know what that the weather would permit an invasion. But Stagg thought he saw a hole, and Eisenhower trusted him. The rest is history.”
Bob Cairns runs the site "Page Turners from the Past," a website devoted to bringing readers reviews of older books that deserve a good dusting off! His reviews are featured once a month on WRAL.com.