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War in the air : true accounts of the 20th century's most dramatic air battles-- by the men who fought them

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction D437.W37 1996
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  D437.W37 1996
 
 
Carnegie Library of Homestead Non Fiction 358.4 Coon
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Plum Community Library Adult Non-Fiction 358.43 WAR
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 358.43 W
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Springdale Free Public Library Fiction 358.43 COON
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Collection  Fiction
 
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Summary
"Never before has there been a collection of real-life tales of aerial warfare drawn from so wide a range of sources: American, British, German, Japanese, and more. You will see firsthand what it's like to skim the clouds in wood-and-fabric biplanes with the daring young men who flew and fought by the seat of their pants; you'll climb into the cockpit of the most technologically advanced fighting machines, piloted by men of consummate skill, instinct, and intelligence. You'll sit in the bombardier's bay as flak explodes around you, experience the rush of adrenaline as a helicopter skims the treetops in battle, and take off from the swaying deck of an aircraft carrier and fly straight into a dogfight fought at the speed of sound."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Contents
First air hero / Arch Whitehouse
An overrated pastime / James McCudden
Hero's life / Eddie V. Rickenbacker
Reprieve / Alan C. Deere
Scramble / Richard Townshend Bickers
Spitfire Tales / Larry Forrester
Spitfires get the Kommodore / Edward H. Sims
Doolittle Raid / Ted W. Lawson
Kimigayo / Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, Katherine V. Dillon
Saved for another day / Joe Foss, Donna Wild Foss
Target: Hong Kong / Robert L. Scott, Jr. Long flight home / Robert S. Johnson, Martin Caidin
Fighter pilot's Christmas / Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
Stars still shine / Philip Ardrey
Runner / Hans Ulrich Rudel
Greatest ace / Raymond F. Toliver, Trevor J. Constable
Cross of lead / Adolf Galland
Last Samurai / Martin Caidin, Fred Saito
Flight of Enola Gay / Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts
Spad pilot / Rosario Rausa
Ia Drang Valley / Robert Mason
Filthy little war / Jack Broughton
Professionals / John B. Nichols, Barrett Tillman
Carrier pilot / Frank Elkins
Hotdoggin' it / Hugh L. Mills, Jr., Robert Anderson
Last Ace / Stephen Coonts.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Armchair aerial warriors will want to cinch up their seatbelts for Stephen Coonts's War in the Air: True-Life Accounts of the 20th Century's Most Dramatic Air Battles‘by the Men Who Fought Them. The bestselling novelist (Flight of the Intruder) presents excerpts from 25 classic accounts of combat in the skies (from Frank Elkins's The Heart of a Man, from Ted W. Lawson's Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, etc.), as well as one original piece, his own essay on the Vietnam exploits of "the last American ace," Air Force Captain Steve Richie. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Air warfare -- History -- 20th century.
Fighter pilots -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher New York :Pocket Books,1996
Contributors Coonts, Stephen, 1946-
Language English
Description xviii, 331 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 0671881906
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