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Press On! Further Adventures in the Good Life

Yeager, Chuck (AUTOGRAPHED)/Leehhsen, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0553053337 / ISBN 13: 9780553053333
Published by Bantam Books 1st printing, NY, 1988
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SIGNED BY GENERAL YEAGER, [8], 247 p., photos, 8vo; VG/VG dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 45752

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Title: Press On! Further Adventures in the Good ...

Publisher: Bantam Books 1st printing, NY

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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An intriguing portrait of the life of a rugged individualist covers everything from flying stunts and tales of travel to fishing advice, family stories, and a live-for-the moment philosophy

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In this informal, pleasantly rambling account written with Newsweek editor Leerhsen, the sound-barrier-busting air pioneer recalls hunting and fishing adventures, and talks interestingly about his passion for fixing machines and growing up in West Virginia. His wife Glennis, pal Bud Anderson, brother Hal and several other friends and admirers chime in now and then, filling in details the taciturn general leaves out. Anderson, for instance, thinks fun is Yeager's middle name, and offers examples of his aggressive pursuit of it in far-flung wildernesses. Hal remarks that his brother "will never be confused with Leo Buscaglia," and goes on to discuss the emotional self-control and stoicism that is a family tradition. The general himself comes across as a likable, uncomplicated guy with a wry sense of humor who has developed the ability to enjoy himself in mountainous boondocks into something of an art. As this memoir indicates, there is probably no better companion on a long-range backpacking trek into the Sierra. Yeager, uninterested in "this hero business," acknowledges that although Tom Wolfe is a nice fellow, "I've never understood a lot of what he was driving at" in The Right Stuff . The general much prefers reading Louis L'Amour.
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