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Synopsis: Over the last 70 years, in countless books and essays, Hermann Göring has been defined by his crimes and excess during the Third Reich and the Second World War. But his activities as a young career military officer in World War I have invariably been glossed over – until now. 'Hermann Göring – Fighter Ace' is the first in-depth look at Göring’s role as a military flyer and air combat leader from 1914 through the end of The Great War, and how those experiences shaped the personality that came to the world’s attention in 1939. At the outset of the First World War, Göring was eager to prove his value to his fatherland in initial skirmishes with French troops. When struck by severe rheumatoid arthritis in September 1914, the twenty-one-year-old officer’s burning ambition and ego could not tolerate being sidelined and the following month he forced himself out of a sick bed to begin a new career as an aviation observer. Göring went on to become a fighter pilot with twenty-two downed enemy aircraft to his credit, the last wartime commander of the Red Baron’s own fighter wing, Jagdgeschwader Richthofen, and recipient of a row of prestigious medals including Prussia’s highest bravery award, the Pour le Mérite. Peter Kilduff has produced a landmark volume based on extensive research into Göring’s early military records and thousands of German and Allied documents to put the neophyte airman’s life and events into perspective. Among other resources, Kilduff drew on Göring’s own combat reports and related writings. Illustrated with over eighty drawings and photographs, including many from Goring’s private collection and never before published, Herman Göring – Fighter Ace is a tour de force of historical material covering the early combat career of one of the Twentieth Century’s most infamous military figures. Peter Kilduff is an acclaimed American historian and the author of thirteen aviation books covering biplanes to jets, including 2009’s Black Fokker Leader which was also published by Grub Street.
About the Author: Peter Kilduff has been studying and researching aviation history for over fifty years. He was a journalist and professional communicator for over forty years, and retired as Director of University Relations at his Alma Mater Central Connecticut State University.
Title: Hermann Göring Fighter Ace: The World War I ...
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: Used: Good
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Book Description Grub Street, London, (2010), 2010. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Good Plus, internally clean, solid hard cover in a complete Near Fine dust jacket. The book would be Near Fine except for a dozen very small spots on the top edge (Left by crickets?) and a large ink name/address/date scrawled on the front endpaper. #. Bookseller Inventory # 20004
Book Description Grub Street 1st printing, London, 2010. 192 p., photos, appendices, notes, biblio, index, map on endpapers, large 8vo; Fine/Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 63529
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Book Description Grub Street Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1906502668
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Book Description Grub Street, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. A clean tight NEW copy showign a trace of shelf wear only, protected in an acid free mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 13992
Book Description Casemate Publishers, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021906502668