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Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990. Second Printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 321,  pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Reference Notes. Index. Foreword by Jeana Yeager. Inscribed by the author on fep. Additional ink notation on fep. DJ has sticker residue on spine and back. Doris Rich lived for many years in Asia, where she started as a Red Cross assistant for the U.S. Army in Korea. From 1949 through 1967, she was a freelance journalist-photographer. Before moving to Washington, DC in the early 70s, she also taught English in Bangladesh and Ghana. At the age of 66, Doris embarked on her career as a biographer; her published books include Amelia Earhart: A Biography and Queen Bess: Daredevil Aviator. Jeana Lee Yeager is an American aviator. She co-piloted, along with Dick Rutan, the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world in the Rutan Voyager aircraft from December 14 to 23, 1986. The flight took 9 days, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds and covered 24,986 miles, more than doubling the old distance record set by a Boeing B-52 bomber in 1962.
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1987. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. xi, , 420 pages. Illustrations. Endpaper maps. Chronology. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Some wear to DJ edges. Christopher Robbins (19 November 1946 – 24 December 2012) was a British writer and journalist. He is best known for his 1978 bestseller Air America, a non-fiction book which was made into a film in 1990. It is about the secret airline run by the CIA for covert operations during the Vietnam War. He later specialized in investigative work—especially about the CIA—writing pieces for the Observer Magazine. During the 1970s, prior to the publication of his bestseller, Robbins was just a freelance journalist. In 2008, In Search of Kazakhstan: The Land that Disappeared won the Dolman Best Travel Book Award. Another book of his, The Empress of Ireland won the Saga Award for wit.