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
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this book is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. Please enter search terms below to find similar copies.


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 #

Bibliographic Details

Title: Glory Gamblers; the Story of the Dole Race (...
Publisher: Nottingham Press
Edition: First edition.

AbeBooks offers millions of new, used, rare and out-of-print books, as well as cheap textbooks from thousands of booksellers around the world. Shopping on AbeBooks is easy, safe and 100% secure - search for your book, purchase a copy via our secure checkout and the bookseller ships it straight to you.

Search thousands of booksellers selling millions of new & used books

New & Used Books

New & Used Books

New and used copies of new releases, best sellers and award winners. Save money with our huge selection.

AbeBooks Home

Rare & Out of Print Books

Rare & Out of Print Books

From scarce first editions to sought-after signatures, find an array of rare, valuable and highly collectible books.

Rare Books



Catch a break with big discounts and fantastic deals on new and used textbooks.


More Books to Discover