The Resource King of air fighters : biography of Major "Mick" Mannock, V.C., D.S.O., M.C., (ebook)

King of air fighters : biography of Major "Mick" Mannock, V.C., D.S.O., M.C., (ebook)

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King of air fighters : biography of Major "Mick" Mannock, V.C., D.S.O., M.C.
Title
King of air fighters
Title remainder
biography of Major "Mick" Mannock, V.C., D.S.O., M.C.
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eng
Summary
A penetrating study of Britain's top fighter ace in the Great War . . . Ira Jones' biography of Britain's top scoring ace of World War I has become the subject of some controversy over the last few years, most notably as it is the source of the claim of 73 "kills" for Mannock, thereby making him the number one scoring Allied Ace of the war. Later research has thrown serious doubt on this claim and indeed Mannock himself only claimed 51 kills. Jones's biography is nevertheless an important account, especially when seen in the context of the time in which it was first written. In particular the biography delves into the mind of Mannock, portraying the singular nature of his character and the true stress that these pioneer air fighters experienced in the last few months of the war.Originally published in 1934 by Ivor Nicholson and Watson in London, the book has been reprinted (most recently in the 1990's by Greenhill Books as part of it's Vintage Aviation Library) and each time has been reproduced from the original 1930's version of the book.This new Casemate edition has been entirely reoriginated. Not a word has been changed, but the original (very dated) type and page layout have been reworked, as has been the format in which the book is presented, to give a beautiful new treatment to this classic of aviation literature
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Midwest
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1896-1960
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Jones, Ira
Dewey number
358.4/1332
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Mannock, Edward
  • World War, 1914-1918
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adult
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King of air fighters : biography of Major "Mick" Mannock, V.C., D.S.O., M.C., (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781935149774
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12138910
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remote
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12138910
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MWT12138910
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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King of air fighters : biography of Major "Mick" Mannock, V.C., D.S.O., M.C., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781935149774
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12138910
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12138910
System control number
MWT12138910
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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