♥ Book Title : Yeager
☯ Full Synopsis : "'The secret to my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day.'General Chuck Yeager was the fist man to fly faster than the speed of sound. He was also the World War II fighting ace who shot down a Messerschmitt jet with a prop-driven P-51 Mustang - Chuck Yeager is The Right Stuff.He first joined the US Air Force at eighteen, fresh from school, and by twenty-two had risen through the ranks on the wings of his heroic exploits dogfighting over the flak-filled skies of Nazi Europe. But it was in 1947 that Yeager achieved worldwide recognition as the first test pilot to smash the sound barrier, flying the super-secret Bell X-1 despite cracked ribs from a riding accident.This was truly the Golden Age of Aviation, the exciting leap into the supersonic era - the daredevil, death-defying days of the true winged heroes. And Chuck Yeager was there every step of the way - fighting and winning."Article| Chuck Yeager| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Yeager
☯ Full Synopsis : "Offers a personal glimpse of air pilot General Chuck Yeager. Yeager talks about his life and achievements, expressed in his own words."Article| Chuck Yeager| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Yeager
☯ Full Synopsis : "The pioneering aviator who first broke the sound barrier in 1947 recounts his career as a fighter pilot and test pilot, in a memoir enriched by the reminiscences of his wife and colleagues"Article| Chuck Yeager| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Forever Flying
☯ Full Synopsis : "The author recounts his experiences as a fighter pilot in World War II, a test pilot, and an aerobatic pilot"Article| Robert A. Hoover| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Chuck Yeager Goes Supersonic
☯ Full Synopsis : "A biography of noted test pilot and retired Air Force brigadier general Chuck Yeager, who, in 1947, became the first pilot to officially break the sound barrier."Article| Alan W. Biermann| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1
☯ Full Synopsis : "Enhanced by more than one hundred historical photographs, chronicles the development of the Bell X-1 aircraft, the craft in which a young test pilot named Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, detailing the development of the technolog"Article| Dominick A. Pisano| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Pilot's Story
☯ Full Synopsis : "This is my story-the story of a pilot who flew airplanes for some thirty-seven years: ten years in the United States Air Force, primarily in jet fighters, and then twenty-seven years flying commercial jet airliners. I was inspired to write this story after reading the autobiography, a few years ago, of Gen. Chuck Yeager-he being the world-renowned test pilot, World War II fighter ace, and first man to break the sound barrier in the Bell X-1. My story is the story of an average pilot, an average guy who survived several close calls, had many interesting experiences along the way, and often wondered, "Am I still here because I was especially good or because I was especially lucky?" I think the answer is definitely a combination of the two, just as Yeager says or implies in his book. With him, it may have been a larger contribution of skill, but as he said, "The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day." I have to echo that comment. While flying around the country with American Airlines, during "hours of complete boredom" (as we say), we pilots often traded our "war stories" of our flying (and other) experiences. I often thought that I had many tales that were similar to some of Yeager's and that I should put my experiences down on paper, even if it would only be my family who might read it. So this, then, is my story, my life, primarily, as it revolved around my aviating experiences over some thirty-seven years, from the viewpoint of a pilot who has no particular claim to fame but who has survived "to fly another day." One of the best descriptions of a flying career says: "You start out with a big bag of luck and an empty bag of experience; you want to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck!" I guess I have done that."Article| Don Volz| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Masters of the Air
☯ Full Synopsis : "Chronicle of the U.S. 8th Air Force's daylight bombing campaign over Europe during World War II, from its genesis to the end of the war."Article| Donald L. Miller| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Right Stuff
☯ Full Synopsis : "A wildly vivid and entertaining chronicle of America's manned space program, from the author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY US ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY ‘What is it’ asks Tom Wolfe, ‘that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman Candle...and wait for someone to light the fuse?’ Arrogance? Stupidity? Bravery? Courage? Or, simply, that quality we call 'the right stuff'? A monument to the men who battled to beat the Russians into space, The Right Stuff is a voyage into the mythology of the American space program, and a dizzying dive into the sweat, fear, beauty and danger of being on the white-hot edge of history in the making. ‘Tom Wolfe at his very best... Learned, cheeky, risky, touching, tough, compassionate, nostalgic, worshipful, jingoistic...The Right Stuff is superb’ - New York Times Book Review"Article| Tom Wolfe| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : My Son Divine
☯ Full Synopsis : "A remarkable biography of Divine, the legendary drag queen and star of John Waters' cult films 'Female Trouble', Pink Flamingos', 'Polyester' and 'Hairspray'. Written by his mother, it follows Divine's life from angelic choirboy to troubled teen to flamboyant adult and reveals a never-before-seen side of the internationally renowned actor and drag performer. Illustrated with hundreds of b/w and colour photographs, this is a major biography of one of the world's best loved gay icons."Article| Frances Milstead| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Chuck Yeager
☯ Full Synopsis : "CHBiographies"Article| EPUB 2-3| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : I Could Never Be So Lucky Again
☯ Full Synopsis : "After Pearl Harbor, he led America’s flight to victory General Doolittle is a giant of the twentieth century. He did it all. As a stunt pilot, he thrilled the world with his aerial acrobatics. As a scientist, he pioneered the development of modern aviation technology. During World War II, he served his country as a fearless and innovative air warrior, organizing and leading the devastating raid against Japan immortalized in the film Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Now, for the first time, here is his life story — modest, revealing, and candid as only Doolittle himself can tell it. From the Paperback edition."Article| James Doolittle| Statement ..."