So I was in a posh suburbanite development. So posh the association has a "community building" that has living quarters, a fireplace room, a work out joint, and a library. I saw this book, "Wings of the Navy"
But what was cool was the sub-title:
"Air Combat Stories for Boys"
The book itself had multiple short stories about a heroic naval aviator, but what got me was how simple it was back in the day. There was nothing wrong with young boys reading about war and aspiring to be a hero. Additionally, they were stories FOR BOYS. None of this, "stories for everyone" or "well it should be for girls too" or "gender neutral" heroes or some kind of forced female hero into the plot.
No, these were stories for boys!
Not a terribly famous author, but found several of his books were made into movies.