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THE BLACK WATCH: THE MEN WHO FLY AMERICA'S SECRET SPY PLANES

Gann, Ernest K.

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ISBN 10: 0394575075 / ISBN 13: 9780394575070
Published by Random House, New York, 1989
Condition: NF Hardcover
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Hardback in Near Fine condition with Near Fine dust jacket.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 210 pages; Signed and dated by Ernest K. Gann on front endpaper. Previous owners blind stamp on front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 31413

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Title: THE BLACK WATCH: THE MEN WHO FLY AMERICA'S ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:NF

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Black Watch: The Men Who Fly America's Secret Spy Planes

From Publishers Weekly:

Gann ( The Aviator ; The High and the Mighty ) here looks at the 99th Squadron of the U.S. Air Force, responsible for flying the U-2 and SR-71 high-altitude reconnaissance planes. After describing the surprisingly fragile crafts, he concentrates on the men who fly them, dedicated, highly skilled and supremely confident; he sketches several memorable portraits, especially of the higher-ranking officers. But the best is reserved for last as Gann follows Cecil Hopper through his training to become a U-2 pilot: his initial interview in which he demonstrates a mix of self-esteem and diffidence, his inaugural solo in the spy plane, his first mission in the Far East in which he comes dangerously close to disaster. The book is stirring and suspenseful.
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