Publisher:Smithsonian Institute Press, Washington and London, 2002
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Smithsonian Institute Press, 2002, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Photographic
X, 174 pages, the last page blank, preface by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography throughout the text. 1/4 green coloured cloth covered backstrip with titles. 3/4 yellow coloured boards. Photographic dustwrapper with black, yellow and white titles to the front panel and black and white titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. The author was a fighter pilot in World War II, but traded his fighter wings for the new invention by Igor Sikorsky -- the helicopter. This book tells of his missions during the Korean War, the Vietnam war, scrambling to save President Harry Truman after a "code red one " alert and of the use of helicopters by firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers. Minor rubbing to the corners. Hint of rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- Aviation; ISBN: 1560989521. ISBN/EAN: 9781560989523. Inventory No: 0109067.