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Synopsis: A military hero, two-term governor of South Dakota, first and only commissioner of the American Football League, and president of the National Rifle Association looks back on his life, career, and accomplishments. Tour.
From Publishers Weekly:
WW II hero Foss (as a Marine pilot, he shot down 26 Japanese planes) went on to serve two terms as governor of South Dakota, as commissioner of the American Football League and host of the TV series The American Sportsman and The Outdoorsman. The first half of his autobiography--written with his wife--is a conventional, entertaining account of his upbringing on a Midwestern farm, his introduction to flying in the 1930s and his wartime aerial exploits. The second half disappoints as Foss jumps from one event to the next in a kind of outline of his multiple postwar careers. A man of action, Foss offers fairly unsurprising observations, with two exceptions. The first of these is his eyewitness testimony that future senator Joseph McCarthy participated in dangerous air missions in the South Pacific; the second is his defense of his friend the late Charles Lindbergh against charges of disloyalty and anti-Semitism. With a fairly ingenuous charm, Foss highlights his receiving the Medal of Honor from FDR and the thrill of being interviewed by Lawrence Welk.
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Title: A Proud American : The Autobiography of Joe ...
Publisher: pacifica military history
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Pacifica Military History, 2002. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP80394721
Book Description Pacifica Military History, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_198484324
Book Description Pacifica Military History, Pacifica, 1992. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Photo Illus. In b&w (illustrator). First Edition. 347pp + Epilogue/Index. Green cloth. 1st Ed. "AS NEW!" No markings inside or out. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover ($29.95). Photo illus. in b&w. Foss won the Congressional Medal of Honor as a Flying Leatherneck in the Pacific War shooting down 26 Japanese aircraft. USPS Tracking provided. H Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Military. Seller Inventory # 19897
Book Description Pacifica Military History, 2002. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Inscribed by Di/Di Foss on FEP. Book has no internal or external markings, and is clean and tight. DJ is not price-clipped, and has no tears, chips or folds, but w/two scratches on rear panel. DJ is bright and clean. Included is a copy of a 2002 letter to Joe Foss from G.W. Bush. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed By Author. Seller Inventory # D8606366
Book Description Pacifica Military 2nd edition, Pacifica, 2002. xxii, 369 p., photos, chronology, biblio, index, 8vo; VG/VG dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 56506
Book Description Pacifica Military History, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M093555355X
Book Description Pacifica, California, U.S.A.: Pacifica Military History, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition.Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Book has a slight lean. Bright,crisp and unfaded jacket. Small notation about the death of Foss on the back of the frontispiece. Illustrated.(a). Seller Inventory # ABE-889695973
Book Description Pacifica Military History, 1992. Cloth. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Thus. (1st Published by Pocket Books) Large, sturdy book, quality dark green cloth, 347 pages plus Epilogues I and II, and Index. Ink note and VFW Pennsylvania State Commander on first front end paper. DJ glossy with stunning color portrait of famed Marine aviator, warplane and Medal of Honor on front, DJ and book, both As New. Seller Inventory # 52904
Book Description Pacifica Military History, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P02093555355X
Book Description Pacifica Military History, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11093555355X