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Yeager, an Autobiography

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General Chuck Yeager, the greatest test pilot of them all — the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound . . .the World War II flying ace who shot down a Messerschmitt jet with a prop-driven P-51 Mustang . . .the hero who defined a certain quality that all hotshot fly-boys of the postwar era aimed to achieve: the right stuff.

Now Chuck Yeager tells his whole incredible life story with the same "wide-open, full throttle" approach that has marked his astonishing career.  What it was really like enaging in do-or-die dogfights over Nazi Europe.  How after being shot over occupied France, Yeager somehow managed to escape.  The amazing behind-the-scenes story of smashing the sound barrier despite cracked ribs from a riding accident days before.

The entire story is here, in Yeager's own words, and in wondeful insights from his wife and those friends and colleagues who have known him best.  It is the personal and public story of a man who settled for nothing less than excellence, a one-of-a-kind portrait of a true American hero.

Synopsis:

Chuck Yeager tells his whole life story, from childhood with a hard working father, to breaking the sound barrier, to being a test pilot with the "right stuff".

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553256741
Editor:
Janos, Leo
Author:
Janos, Leo
Author:
Yeager, Chuck
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
Toronto ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Aeronautics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
Air pilots
Subject:
Yeager, chuck, 1923-
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Air pilots -- United States.
Subject:
Yeager, Chuck
Subject:
Aviation - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
108
Publication Date:
19860831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.87 x 4.17 x .98 in .5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Chuck Yeager tells his whole life story, from childhood with a hard working father, to breaking the sound barrier, to being a test pilot with the "right stuff".
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