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(full book description) Pocket Books, New York, NY, 1996. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=6.5"x9.5", 291pgs(Apndx). 16 B/W Photos. Clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. Price unclipped. Foreword by Chuck Yeager. ISBN 0671537601 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Barnstormer, World War II fighter, test pilot, aerobatic genius -- Bob Hoover is a living aviation legend, the man General James "Jimmy" Doolittle called "the greatest stick and rudder pilot who ever lived." Hoover's career spans the history of American aviation, and now he tells his amazing story with all the flat-out honesty and gusto that have made his life an extraordinary adventure.
At twenty-two, Hoover was a decorated World War II fighter pilot, already famous both for his aerobatic abilities -- including looping under a bridge in Tunisia -- and for surviving seventeen equipment-failure crash landings as a test pilot. Then the Germans knocked his Mark V Spitfire out of the sky. He made three attempts to escape en route to the infamous Stalag I prison camp, and after sixteen brutal months, finally escaped by stealing a German plane and flying it to Holland.
After the war, Hoover tested the first jets at Wright Field, dogfighting Chuck Yeager, the man who'd come to call him "Pard." In the quest to break the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, Hoover endured every step of the grueling G-force training along with Yeager. But soon after Yeager's historic flight, Hoover broke both his legs in a desperate bailout from a blazing F-84 Thunderjet -- dashing his dreams of flying the X-1 himself.
In Forever Flying, we relive the thrills and danger Hoover continued to face as a civilian test pilot: testing the first jets to take off and land aboard aircraft carriers; flying bombing runs over North Korea; and demonstrating new planes for fighter pilots, who had to be warned not to attempt to duplicate Hoover's spectacular spins, stalls, and rolls. He became an adviser to engineering on the X-15 rocket, and rose through the corporate ranks, famed for flying his daring aerobatics routines in a business suit and straw hat instead of a pilot's "G suit."
Bob Hoover has flown more than 300 types of aircraft, dazzled crowds at more than 2,000 air shows all over the world, and is still flying today. He's set both transcontinental and "time to climb" speed records, and known such great aviators as Orville Wright, Eddie Rickenbacker, Charles Lindbergh, Jacqueline Cochran, Neil Armstrong, and Yuri Gagarin, who saved Hoover from the KGB at an international aerobatics competition in Moscow during the height of the Cold War.
Spiced by reminiscences from fellow fliers, friends, and his wife, all of whom recount Hoover's devilish practical jokes as well as his death-defying flights, Forever Flying reveals the magnificent true story of a great American hero.
About the Author: Robert A. "Bob" Hoover has been awarded the Lindbergh Medal, the Kitty Hawk Award, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Soldier's Medal. He is a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and the Aerobatic Hall of Fame. Mr. Hoover resides with his wife, Colleen, in Palos Verdes, California.
Título: Forever Flying Fifty Years of High-Flying ...
Editorial: Pocket Books
Año de publicación: 1996
Ilustrador: 16 B/W Photos
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Estado de conservación: Acceptable. This is a hard cover book. The dust jacket shows normal wear and tear. The cover has visible markings and wear. Book cover has some corner dings. There is a name or handwriting on the inside front cover and or within it. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours. Nº de ref. de la librería 3O6EL8001L7G
Descripción Pocket Books (August 1996), 1996. Hardcover. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Profusely Illustrated. The text is clean and pages are not torn or dirty. The binding is solid. We provide fast and reliable shipping service. Selling books on the internet since 1998. All our books are guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería 0055612
Descripción Pocket Books, 1996. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First edition.. 1st USA 1996. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. An Autobiography by R.A. 'Bob' Hoover. Foreword by Yeager. Fifty Years of High-Flying Adventures. From Brainstorming In Prop Planes To Dogfighting Germans to Testing Supersonic Jets. B/w photos. Some fading to spine. Black, what looks like a remainder mark to bottom edges of outer page edges (a little to rear cover). Wrapper is edge-creased with a few nicks and chips. [S]. Nº de ref. de la librería 2120039
Descripción Pocket Books, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Signed copy. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1487707568410
Descripción Pocket Books, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. Page edges foxed, No damage to DJ, Barnstormer, test pilot, aerobatic genius, air dog fighter, spent sixteen months in German Stalag 1 prison camp. Nº de ref. de la librería 020179
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Forever Flying: Fifty Years of High-Flying Adventures, from Barnstorming in Prop Planes to Dogfighting Germans to Testing Supersonic Jets. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU0443598
Descripción Pocket Books, NY, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. One small brown stain to page fore-edges. Dust jacket is (square-cut, a rectangle cut-out of upper right corner of front flap) price-clipped. ; Illus. , inscribed and signed by Hoover, "Happy "double nickel" to a great guy who always loves to talk about planes - Bob". Signed simply "Bob", no last name. ; 291 pages; Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 31399
Descripción Pocket Books, 1996. Covered Boards. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Ed. 1st Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 4to with 291 pages. The book is in very good condition with very slight shelfwear. The dust jacket is in very good condition with slight shelfwear and bumping to the edges. The interior is clean and tight. The spine is blue with red, blue, and white text. Size: 4to. Hardcover. Nº de ref. de la librería 025780
Descripción Pocket Books, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020671537601
Descripción Pocket Books, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Pocket Hardcover. 291pp.; HB quarter-bound; blue&blue w/silver; slight rub; lt.wear,bttm.edge; lt.ripple,margins; clean,tight pgs. DJ blue w/red-photocovers; fine. "Hoover's career spans the history of American aviation, and now he tells his amazing story with all the flat-out honesty and gusto that have made his life an extraordinary adventure." some illus. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 035400