First Edition. First Printing. Signed by Clarence Anderson on first free end paper. Pages are clean with no additional markings from previous owners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean with minor edgewear. Text block is clean. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, covers are toned, lightly scuffed and rubbed. Interior flap of dust jacket has been clipped. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. Pictures provided upon request. Bookseller Inventory #
Touching, thoughtful, and dead honest, To Fly and Fight is the story of a boy who grew up living his dream. During World War II Anderson flew with Chuck Yeager in the famed 357th Squadron where he became a triple ace by shooting out of the sky fifteen enemy planes. Following World
War II, Anderson became a test pilot and later commanded jet fighter squadrons in South Korea and Okinawa. Then, in 1970, at an age when most pilots have long-since retired, Anderson flew combat strikes over Vietnam.
From Library Journal:
Anderson, a California farm boy who loved hot cars and airplanes, earned his wings in the Army Air Corps in September 1942 and flew P-39s. Sent to Europe in 1944, his squadron traded in their P-39s for P-51 Mustangs. Anderson flew 116 missions with the Mustang and shot down 17 enemy planes without receiving a single hit to his own plane. He also served in the Korean War and Vietnam, and as a test pilot. In the course of his 30-year career in the Air Force he was decorated 25 times. Hamelin, a sportswriter, does a highly credible job of telling Anderson's story. He skillfully interweaves anecdotes by men who flew with Anderson, such as fellow World War II section leader Chuck Yeager. Anderson's accounts of some of the projects he flew as a test pilot, as well as his candid remarks on the early space and high altitude programs give the reader an insider's view. An exceptional account of an exceptional man. Highly recommended. Photos not seen.
- George F. Scheck, Naval Underwater System Ctr. Lib., Newport, R.I.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: TO FLY AND FIGHT: MEMOIRS OF A TRIPLE ACE
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Very Good plus
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1990. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP34004447
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1990. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP68171873
Book Description St. Martin's Press. Book Condition: Good. Used - Good Item may show signs of wear. May contain some writing and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 3-F-3-3626
Book Description St. Martin's Press. Book Condition: Good. Writing in book Used - Good Item may show signs of wear. May contain some writing and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 4-B-2-1485
Book Description St Martins Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0312051719
Book Description St Martins Pr, U.S.A., 1990. Hard Back. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG-. First Edition. Bound in white, cloth-covered boards with bright gilt title on spine. Author's inscription to former owner on front end page. No other defects to note. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 302 pages, black and white photos. Memoirs of World War II Triple Ace. Inscribed By the Author. Bookseller Inventory # 012842
Book Description St. Martin's Press 1st printing, NY, 1990. xvi, 303 p., photos, biblio, 8vo; VG/VG dust jacket, name/address stamp on front endpaper, name/phone number on rear endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 37376
Book Description St. Martin's Press 1st printing, NY, 1990. xvi, 303 p., photos, biblio, 8vo; VG/VG dust jacket, name on front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 62663
Book Description St. Martin's Press 1990-11, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st. 0312051719. Bookseller Inventory # 626159
Book Description St Martins Pr/Victor Gollancz, U.S.A., 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. With a black X on the cover, otherwise a near fine hardcover first edition copy in a fine, mylar protected DJ, silver spine. Flat signed by the author on the front flyleaf. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 068278