Glory Gamblers; the Story of the Dole Race (inscribed By the author): Forden, Lesley Glory Gamblers; the Story of the Dole Race (inscribed By the author): Forden, Lesley

Glory Gamblers; the Story of the Dole Race (inscribed By the author)

Forden, Lesley

Published by Nottingham Press, Alameda, California; (1986)
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quarto. 94p. index. Inscribed: "all the best to you and special thanks for getting me out of the sand?" also note from author: "Dear Walt, Hope the book may be of interest. I know you did not expect any money for your help but I'd be there yet if you had not gone out of your way to help. Buy Christie some flowers." Les Forden. Typed errata sheet by author on verso of title page with notice of several corrections. Profuselly illustrated with photographs from early days of flying when the excitement of Charles Lindbergh's successfl trans-Atlantic flight led Hawaii's pineapple magnate, James D. Dole to offer a prize of $25,000 for the first fixed-wing aircraft to ly the 2400 miles from Oakland to Honolulu. What began with expectation led to a number of crashes. 8 planes entered the race (three crashed before the race began resulting in three deaths), two crashed upon takeoff, one had to return for repairs, two went missing only two planes made it all the way to Hawaii. Here is the definitive story of the men, their planes and the events surrounding the tragedy. Bound in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, spine lettering gilt. Near fine. Bookseller Inventory # 016056

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Title: Glory Gamblers; the Story of the Dole Race (...

Publisher: Nottingham Press, Alameda, California; (1986)

Edition: First edition.

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