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476.
Around the World in 20 Days: The Story of Our History-Making Balloon Flight. Bertrand Piccard, Brian Jones.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999. First Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm, 306 pages. Illus. (some color), maps, appendix, technical terms. Signed by the co-author (Jones). SIGNED.
[Book #50568]
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477.
Around the World in 20 Days; The Story of Our History-Making Balloon Flight. Bertrand Piccard, Brian Jones.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 25 cm. viii, [2], 306 pages. Illustrations (some color). Maps. Appendix on Round-the-World Attempts. Technical terms. Signed by both authors on title pages (each under their printed names). DJ has slight wear and soiling and is price clipped. Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, the pilots of the Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon, tell the remarkable story of their record-breaking, first-ever around the world balloon flight in March 1999. Bertrand Piccard was a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry. He came from an explorer family; his grandfather was the first man to reach the stratosphere in a balloon. His father set depth records in a bathyscaphe. Brian Jones was a veteran of the Royal Air Force and became the United Kingdom's chief flying instructor.
[Book #75386]
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478.
To Fill the Skies With Pilots: The Civilian Pilot Training Program, 1939-46. Dominick Pisano.
Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, c1993. First Printing. 24 cm, 197, illus., references, index.
[Book #36556]
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479.
From Nazi Test Pilot to Hitler's Bunker: The Fantastic Flights of Hanna Reitsch. Dennis Piszkiewicz.
Westport, Conn: Praeger, 1997. First Printing. 149, illus., map, bibliography, index, publisher's ephemera laid in.
[Book #24523]
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480.
Wings Over Istanbul; The Life and Flights of a Pioneer Aviator. Johnnie Polando.
Portsmouth, NH: Peter E. Randall Publisher, 2000. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. [6], 144, [2] pages. 40 Illustrations. Signed by Dorothy Polando on title page. In 1931, just four years after Lindbergh flew the Atlantic, Polando and Russell Boardman left from Floyd Bennett airfield and flew their single engine Bellanca nonstop to Istanbul, Turkey. After 5,011 miles in the air, the duo landed with only 15 minutes fuel remaining in their tanks, but they set the record for long distance non-stop flight. Just two years after this record-breaking journey, Boardman was killed in a crash, but Polando flew for the rest of his life, mainly in New England. One highlight was his participation in the 1934 MacRobertson race, 11,123 miles from England to Australia. Polando and his fellow pilot only got as far as Calcutta. But earlier they landed in the Persian desert where Polando was briefly held captive by Arabs. Later, while in his 40s, he enlisted as a World War II pilot. In recognition of their contribution to aviation, Boardman-Polando field in Hyannis, Massachusetts, was named in their honor on the fiftieth anniversary of their flight. John Polando died in 1985, but the material for this book had been gathered by his wife, Dorothy, who had reviewed it with her husband.
[Book #75266]
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481.
Destiny Can Wait: The Polish Air Force in the Second World War. Polish Air Force Association.
London: William Heinemann Ltd. 1949. First Edition. 402, illus. (some in color), appendix, index, library bookplate, stamps, & barcode, fr flylf discolored, bds scuffed & scratched.
[Book #14030]
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482.
Military Helicopters of the World: Military Rotary-Wing Aircraft since 1917. Norman Polmar, Floyd D. Kennedy.
Annapolis, Md: Naval Institute Press, c1981. First? Edition. First? Printing. 26 cm, 370, illus., tears in front and rear DJ.
[Book #20173]
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483.
World Combat Aircraft Directory. Norman Polmar, Floyd D. Kennedy.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976. Updated Edition. 27 cm, 373, illus., glossary, front DJ flap price clipped.
[Book #20164]
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484.
Strategic Air Command: People, Aircraft, and Missiles. Norman Polmar, Timothy M. Laur, eds.
Baltimore, MD: Nautical & Aviation Pub. 1990. Second Edition. 326, illus., glossary.
[Book #1595]
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485.
Harry's War. Ronald Powe.
New York: Vantage Press, 1991. First Edition. 183, slight wear to top and bottom edges of DJ.
[Book #7583]
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486.
Ballantine's Illustrated History of World War II, Weapons Book, No. 10: Luftwaffe: Birth, Life, and Death of an Air Force. Alfred Price.
New York: Ballantine Books Inc. 1970. First Printing. 160, wraps, profusely illus., maps, bibliography, edges of covers & spine worn, covers scuffed.
[Book #6805]
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487.
The Hardest Day, 18 August 1940: Battle of Britain. Alfred Price.
New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1980. Book Club Edition. First Printing. 22 cm, 246, illus., DJ very worn In one bloody day, 68 British and 69 German aircraft were destroyed in the battle for air supremacy. Based on never-before published German and British records and on the eyewitness accounts of the battle's survivors.
[Book #22165]
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488.
War Medicine: A Symposium. Winfield Scott Pugh, ed.
New York: Philosophical Library, 1942. 565, illus., tables, references, ink name inside front board, some soiling inside fr flylf, bds & spine somewhat scuffed & stained.
[Book #5799]
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489.
Stars in Flight: A Study in Air Force Character & Leadership. Edgar F. Puryear.
Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1981. 312, DJ has small tear at corner, some wear to DJ, some wear to boards.
[Book #23550]
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490.
Airpower Advantage: Planning the Gulf War Air Campaign, 1989-1991. Diane T. Putney.
Washington, DC: GPO, 2004. First? Edition. First? Printing. 481, illus., glossary, notes, bibliography, index, slight wear and soiling to DJ.
[Book #46852]
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491.
Airpower Advantage: Planning the Gulf War Air Campaign, 1989-1991. Diane T. Putney.
Washington, DC: GPO, 2004. First Paperbk? Printing. 481, wraps, illus., glossary, notes, bibliography, index, slight wear to cover edges.
[Book #46853]
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492.
Here is Your War. Ernie Pyle.
Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, 1944. Book Club Edition. 304, illus., DJ worn: small tears & several small pieces missing, foxing inside front and rear boards, ink name ins fr flyleaf.
[Book #249]
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493.
Here is Your War. Ernie Pyle.
New York: Pocket Books, Inc. 1944. 1st Pocket Bks Edition. First Printing. pocket paperbk, 315, wraps, illus., pages somewhat darkened, covers soiled, cover and spine edges worn.
[Book #35830]
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494.
Jet Propulsion Fuels. Nikandr Andreevich Ragozin, trans. by William E. Jones, B. P. Mullins.
New York: Pergamon Press, 1961. First U.S.? Edition. First? Printing. 168, illus., references, usual library markings, boards somewhat worn and soiled.
[Book #40768]
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495.
Stormy Genius; The Life of Aviation's Maverick, Bill Lear. Richard L. Rashke.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. [12], 401, [3] pages. Illustrations. Patents. Selected Bibliography. Notes. Index. Some wear, soiling, and edge tears to DJ. William Powell Lear (June 26, 1902 – May 14, 1978) was an American inventor and businessman. He is best known for founding the Lear Jet Corporation, a manufacturer of business jets. He also invented the battery eliminator for the B battery, and developed the 8-track cartridge, an audio tape system. Throughout his career of 46 years, Lear received over 120 patents. Richard L. Rashke (born 1936) is an American journalist, teacher and author, who has written non-fiction books, as well as plays and screenplays. He is especially known for his history, Escape from Sobibor, first published in 1982, an account of the mass escape in October 1943 of hundreds of Jewish prisoners from the extermination camp at Sobibor in German-occupied Poland. Drawn to compelling stories, including Bill Lear, an aviation engineer and inventor who did not get beyond seventh grade.
[Book #33263]
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496.
Skyways to Berlin: With the American Flyers in England. John M. Redding, Harold I. Leyshon.
Indianapolis, IN: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1943. First Edition. 290, illus., some foxing, some discoloration inside boards, pencil name inside front flyleaf, boards somewhat scuffed.
[Book #7684]
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497.
Night Bombing with the Bedouins, By One of the Squadron. Robert H. Reece.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919. 99, illus., waviness to text (no pages stuck), boards bent and scuffed, small stains to fore-edge, some wear bd & spine edges.
[Book #13156]
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498.
Rolling Thunder: Jet Combat from World War II to the Gulf War. Ivan Rendall.
Place_Pub: New York: The Free Press, 1999. First American Edition. First Printing. 352, illus., map, select bibliography, index, slight edge soiling, slightly cocked, DJ edges slightly worn.
[Book #51741]
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499.
Rolling Thunder: Jet Combat from World War II to the Gulf War. Ivan Rendall.
Place_Pub: New York: The Free Press, 1999. First American Edition. First Printing. 352, illus., map, select bibliography, index, few library markings, slight edge soiling.
[Book #51742]
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500.
Rolling Thunder: Jet Combat from World War II to the Gulf War. Ivan Rendall.
New York: The Free Press, 1999. First American Edition. First Printing. 352, illus., map, select bibliography, index, slight creasing to edges of a few pages.
[Book #55939]
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