Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1967. First Edition. 254, illus., footnotes, appendix, bibliography, index, usual library markings, DJ in plastic sleeve, DJ pasted to boardsbook somewhat cocked and shaken. One of the Airmen & Aircraft series of which Martin Caidin was the General Editor. History of the rotating wing aircraft, from ancient times to their use in modern times as military aircraft and daring rescue machines.
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New York: Bantam Books, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 422 pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Minor edge soiling. Signed by the author (Glenn) on half-title page. John Herschel Glenn Jr. (July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016) was a United States Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman and politician. He was the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times in 1962. Before joining NASA, Glenn was a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II, China and Korea. He shot down three MiG-15s, and was awarded six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen Air Medals. In 1957, he made the first supersonic transcontinental flight across the United States. His on-board camera took the first continuous, panoramic photograph of the United States. He was one of the Mercury Seven, military test pilots selected in 1959 by NASA as the nation's first astronauts. On February 20, 1962, Glenn flew the Friendship 7 mission, becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, and the fifth person and third American in space. He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal in 1962, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, Glenn was first elected to the Senate in 1974 and served for 24 years, until January 1999. In 1998, while still a sitting senator, Glenn flew on Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-95 mission, making him, at age 77, the oldest person to fly in space and the only person to fly in both the Mercury and the Space Shuttle programs.
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1981. First paperback edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Trade paperback. xiv, 449,  pages. Foreword by General Curtis LeMay. Illustrations. Map. Chapter Notes. Six Appendices, including Bibliography. Index. Cover has some wear, creasing and soiling. Retired Air Force Colonel Carroll V. Glines is the author of 36 books and more than 700 magazine articles on aviation and military subjects. Three of his books are about the 1942 Doolittle Raid on Japan. He was also the co-author of General Jimmy Doolittle’s autobiography entitled I Could Never Be So Lucky Again. He was formerly the editor of Air Cargo, Air Line Pilot, and Professional Pilot magazines, and then became the curator of the Doolittle Library at the University of Texas, Dallas, and historian for the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. Derived from a Kirkus review: Because the range of the B-25 bomber was only 300 miles, a plan was conceived in January 1942 by which the bombers could be launched against the Japanese homeland from an aircraft carrier. Carrier-based bombers had never been tried before. The famed Doolittle Tokyo raid was part of an American master plan to build up our power in the Far East and to aid China. B-25's had to be modified, the carrier Hornet readied, crews trained for the radical take-off procedure, arrangements made to receive the planes in either China or Russia, -- all in secrecy. Doolittle, perhaps the most widely known pilot in the world, was given charge of the operation and a target date. When the mission finally comes the story is told by Doolittle himself and fifteen of his participating officers, plus excerpted testimony from a Japanese war crimes trial relating to treatment of prisoners.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 371,  pages. Illustrations. Endpaper map. Publisher's ephemera laid in. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Rear DJ flap not well folded. Mariana Eleanor Gosnell (died March 23, 2012, aged 79) was an artist, journalist, photographer, pilot and book author originally from Columbus, Ohio. Gosnell graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and also spent time at the Sorbonne in Paris. She worked for Newsweek Magazine for 25 years, as medicine and science reporter and editor, additionally contributing to Smithsonian and National Wildlife. In July 2016, a New York Times journalist live-streamed the discovery of some slide photographs by the side of a New York trash can, and in course discovered them to be Gosnell's original photographs.