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THE DAY I OWNED THE SKY. - Scott, Robert Lee, Jr., Brigadier General, USAF (Retired).
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1988, ISBN: 9780553052480

ID: 959150320

New York: Harper - An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015. 352 Pages Indexed. Brand new condition book with red boards and spine has gold to lettering and ornament. Illustrated battle scenes on endpapers. This is the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought - a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's last stand. On June 18, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days, the French army had beaten the Prussians at Ligny and fought the British to a standstill at Quatre-Bras. The Allies were in retreat. The little village north of where they turned to fight the French army was called Waterloo. The blood-soaked battle to which it gave its name would become a landmark in European history. In his first work of nonfiction, Bernard Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting chronicle of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's daring escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the three battlefields and their aftermath. Through quotes from the letters and diaries of Emperor Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, and the ordinary officers and soldiers, he brings to life how it actually felt to fight those famous battles as well as the moments of amazing bravery on both sides that left the actual outcome hanging in the balance until the bitter end. Published to coincide with the battle's bicentennial in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy and of the final battle that determined the fate of nineteenth-century Europe. Contents in 12 Chapters: Glorious news Nap's landed again in France Hurrah, Napoleon has humbugged me by God, The Fate of France is in your hands, Avancez mes enfants courage encore une fois Francais, Ah! Now I've got them those English, A cannon ball came from the Lord knows where and took the head off our right-hand man, The Big Boots don't like rough stuff, Those terrible grey horses how they fight, We had our revenge Such slaughtering, The most beautiful troops in the world, Defend yourselves Defend yourselves They are coming in everywhere, and Next to a battle lost the greatest misery is a battle gained. Plus Aftermath A thousand shall fall beside thee and ten thousand at thy right hand but it shall not come nigh thee, Afterword, Acknowledgements, and Bibliography. . First U.S. Edition First Printing Stated. Hard Back. As New/No Dust Jacket. 6 1/4" X 9 1/2"., Harper - An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015, Bantam, New York, 1988, first edition. 238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0553052489 B&w photographs. Author of 'God Is My Co-Pilot". "In a richly generous account of his background and career, (the author) writes of his family's patient forbearance with th eir son's determination to become a flyer - including the hair-raising episode of young Robert's first flight in a human-powered glider in a leap off a neighbor's roof, and his much later, absolutely last-ditch battle to get into the fledglin g U . S . Army Air Corps. Concurrent with the grueling training that followed, Scott set himself to pursue - and won - his beloved lady, Kitty Rix. Once officially accepted by the Air Corps, he seized every opportunity to fly, volunteering for a ll ki nd s of extra duties, including danger-filled airmail runs in the dead of winter. By the time World War II broke out, he had built up an astounding number of flying hours, and, desperate to get into combat, was able to talk himself into the Pa c ifi c b om ber command - although he had never actually flown a bomber....But Scott was first and foremost a fighter pilot - and he proved it from his first day in the combat zone of the Burma-China theater. With Chennault's famed Flying Tig ers he ear ned a r eput a tion as a one-man air force, recording twenty-five kills by the time he was removed from that theater of battle. He writes with utter frankness of his bitter fight with one of Chennault's detractors; much of his subsequen t so jou rn in the Pen tagon w as devoted to extraordinary, and certainly extracurricular, maneuvering designed to get adequate weaponry out to the beleaguered command he had had to leave in Burma. Scott's all-out approach to living is the basis not only of hi s lif elong love aff air with flying but of his characteristic commitment to walk the entire length of the Great Wall of China - an ambition achieved at the age of seventy-two, disguised for a good part of the way as an unlikely si x-foo t-thr ee Geor gia-bo rn Chi nese." Du st jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+., Bantam, New York, 1988, first edition.

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G.K. Hall & Co, 1973. Book. Very Good. Hardback-no DJ. Size: 8vo-over 7; Type: Former college library book. Former college library book. Tight binding, good hinges & clean text. We ship within 48 hours from our mountain farm.., G.K. Hall & Co, 1973, New York: Socialist Workers Party, 1963. 20p., wraps, mimeographed on one side only, 8.5x11 inches, two holes neatly punched at left (not affecting text). Includes reports by Milton Alvin on the Peking-Moscow dispute and I. Warwack's "The Chinese Communist Party played a historic revolutionary role in an hour of mankind's greatest peril., Socialist Workers Party, 1963, Bantam, New York, 1988, first edition. 238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0553052489 B&w photographs. Author of 'God Is My Co-Pilot". "In a richly generous account of his background and career, (the author) writes of his family's patient forbearance with th eir son's determination to become a flyer - including the hair-raising episode of young Robert's first flight in a human-powered glider in a leap off a neighbor's roof, and his much later, absolutely last-ditch battle to get into the fledglin g U . S . Army Air Corps. Concurrent with the grueling training that followed, Scott set himself to pursue - and won - his beloved lady, Kitty Rix. Once officially accepted by the Air Corps, he seized every opportunity to fly, volunteering for a ll ki nd s of extra duties, including danger-filled airmail runs in the dead of winter. By the time World War II broke out, he had built up an astounding number of flying hours, and, desperate to get into combat, was able to talk himself into the Pa c ifi c b om ber command - although he had never actually flown a bomber....But Scott was first and foremost a fighter pilot - and he proved it from his first day in the combat zone of the Burma-China theater. With Chennault's famed Flying Tig ers he ear ned a r eput a tion as a one-man air force, recording twenty-five kills by the time he was removed from that theater of battle. He writes with utter frankness of his bitter fight with one of Chennault's detractors; much of his subsequen t so jou rn in the Pen tagon w as devoted to extraordinary, and certainly extracurricular, maneuvering designed to get adequate weaponry out to the beleaguered command he had had to leave in Burma. Scott's all-out approach to living is the basis not only of hi s lif elong love aff air with flying but of his characteristic commitment to walk the entire length of the Great Wall of China - an ambition achieved at the age of seventy-two, disguised for a good part of the way as an unlikely si x-foo t-thr ee Geor gia-bo rn Chi nese." Du st jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+., Bantam, New York, 1988, first edition.

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[PU: Bantam, New York, 1988, first edition.], PILOTS, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, GENERALS, CHINA, DESCRIPTION, TRAVEL, B-17 FLYING FORTRESS, BOEING, BERLINER-JOYCE, P-40 TOMAHAWK, RANDOLPH FIELD, TRAINING COMMAND, 23RD FIGHTER GROUP, LEONARD, GREAT WALL, KASHGAR, TAKLAMAKAN, UIGURS, YINCHUAN, DAT, Jacket, 238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0553052489 B&w photographs. Author of 'God Is My Co-Pilot". "In a richly generous account of his background and career, (the author) writes of his family's patient forbearance with th eir son's determination to become a flyer - including the hair-raising episode of young Robert's first flight in a human-powered glider in a leap off a neighbor's roof, and his much later, absolutely last-ditch battle to get into the fledglin g U . S . Army Air Corps. Concurrent with the grueling training that followed, Scott set himself to pursue - and won - his beloved lady, Kitty Rix. Once officially accepted by the Air Corps, he seized every opportunity to fly, volunteering for a ll ki nd s of extra duties, including danger-filled airmail runs in the dead of winter. By the time World War II broke out, he had built up an astounding number of flying hours, and, desperate to get into combat, was able to talk himself into the Pa c ifi c b om ber command - although he had never actually flown a bomber.But Scott was first and foremost a fighter pilot - and he proved it from his first day in the combat zone of the Burma-China theater. With Chennault's famed Flying Tig ers he ear ned a r eput a tion as a one-man air force, recording twenty-five kills by the time he was removed from that theater of battle. He writes with utter frankness of his bitter fight with one of Chennault's detractors; much of his subsequen t so jou rn in the Pen tagon w as devoted to extraordinary, and certainly extracurricular, maneuvering designed to get adequate weaponry out to the beleaguered command he had had to leave in Burma. Scott's all-out approach to living is the basis not only of hi s lif elong love aff air with flying but of his characteristic commitment to walk the entire length of the Great Wall of China - an ambition achieved at the age of seventy-two, disguised for a good part of the way as an unlikely si x-foo t-thr ee Geor gia-bo rn Chi nese." Du st jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+

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Bantam, New York, 1988, first edition.. 238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0553052489 B&w photographs. Author of 'God Is My Co-Pilot". "In a richly generous account of his background and career, (the author) writes of his family's patient forbearance with th eir son's determination to become a flyer - including the hair-raising episode of young Robert's first flight in a human-powered glider in a leap off a neighbor's roof, and his much later, absolutely last-ditch battle to get into the fledglin g U . S . Army Air Corps. Concurrent with the grueling training that followed, Scott set himself to pursue - and won - his beloved lady, Kitty Rix. Once officially accepted by the Air Corps, he seized every opportunity to fly, volunteering for a ll ki nd s of extra duties, including danger-filled airmail runs in the dead of winter. By the time World War II broke out, he had built up an astounding number of flying hours, and, desperate to get into combat, was able to talk himself into the Pa c ifi c b om ber command - although he had never actually flown a bomber....But Scott was first and foremost a fighter pilot - and he proved it from his first day in the combat zone of the Burma-China theater. With Chennault's famed Flying Tig ers he ear ned a r eput a tion as a one-man air force, recording twenty-five kills by the time he was removed from that theater of battle. He writes with utter frankness of his bitter fight with one of Chennault's detractors; much of his subsequen t so jou rn in the Pen tagon w as devoted to extraordinary, and certainly extracurricular, maneuvering designed to get adequate weaponry out to the beleaguered command he had had to leave in Burma. Scott's all-out approach to living is the basis not only of hi s lif elong love aff air with flying but of his characteristic commitment to walk the entire length of the Great Wall of China - an ambition achieved at the age of seventy-two, disguised for a good part of the way as an unlikely si x-foo t-thr ee Geor gia-bo rn Chi nese." Du st jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+., Bantam, New York, 1988, first edition.

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