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WILD BLUE: STORIES OF SURVIVAL FROM AIR AND SPACE Willis 2000
By Willis, Clint
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2000, 1st edition. 339 pp, photos. Wild Blue collects the most gripping accounts of what some would call the greatest achievement of the century: controlled flight. Charles Lindbergh takes readers wing-walking in a barnstorming biplane; Ernest K. Gann describes the nocturnal spell of copiloting a DC-2 at night, broken by the unexpected terror of ice on its wings; a young ace named Chuck Yeager shatters the sound barrier and then loses consciousness in a violently tumbling rocket-plane. From the soaring to the harrowing, from flying a Piper Cub over the Rockies at the age of 14 to a nighttime carrier approach with an anxious, rusty lieutenant, Wild Blue puts readers right in the cockpit. New Paperback.
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