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Lone eagle : the fighter pilot experience--from World War I and World War II to the jet age, Philip Kaplan, (ebook)

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Lone eagle : the fighter pilot experience--from World War I and World War II to the jet age
Title
Lone eagle
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the fighter pilot experience--from World War I and World War II to the jet age
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Philip Kaplan
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eng
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Take someone with superior intelligence, unusual strength, perfect vision, catlike reflexes, exceptional marksmanship, and nerves of steel and you just might have what it takes. The fighter pilot had total control of an airborne vehicle traveling hundreds of miles an hour, and was capable of leaving a devastating path of destruction in his wake. Navigating with brains and stamina, making life-or-death decisions in the blink of an eye, these unique heroes succeeded or failed by their skill and wit. And although their planes have changed over the years from World War I's precarious contraptions made of wood, wire, and cloth; to the metal monsters of the second World War, and finally to sleek, computerized birds able to cruise at speeds that exceed Mach 1 fighter pilots still must out-think and out-fly opponents in a one-on-one contest where everything is at stake. Profusely illustrated throughout with action photos, paintings, memorabilia and mementoes, Lone Eagle is a vivid volume recalling the thrill of flying Spitfires, Phantoms, Zeroes, and other fighter planes throughout aviation history. Through engaging personal stories and remembrances, this book examines the combat missions and evolution of tactics gathered over the last 70 years, where every hour of every day was an unforgettable and marvelous experience
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Midwest
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Kaplan, Philip
Dewey number
358.43
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Fighter pilots
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adult
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Lone eagle : the fighter pilot experience--from World War I and World War II to the jet age, Philip Kaplan, (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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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781510705166
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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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MWT12267720
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remote
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12267720
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MWT12267720
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Lone eagle : the fighter pilot experience--from World War I and World War II to the jet age, Philip Kaplan, (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
9781510705166
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12267720
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12267720
System control number
MWT12267720
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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