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Reach for the Sky

Brickhill, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0553118226 / ISBN 13: 9780553118223
Published by Bantam Books, New York, 1978
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Book shows moderate wear/ spine tight, pages clean/ covers creased; several small tears and chips; edge discolored; moderate edge wear/ corners, spine hinge and spine creased/ readers slant/ several pages and page tips creased/ previous owners name inside front cover. Bookseller Inventory # 032067

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Title: Reach for the Sky

Publisher: Bantam Books, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket as Issued

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Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime. After losing both legs in an air crash in 1931 and being dismissed as a cripple by the Royal Air Force, he fought his way back into the cockpit of a Spitfire to become one of the great heroes of the Battle of Britain. This inspiring biography of the famous World War II fighter pilot, first published in 1954, has a following of faithful readers who come back to the book time and again to re-read, share with their children and pass along to friends. Not many books have made such an impact on people's lives. Bader's story is so extraordinary that no one would dare invent it, and Brickhill succeeds in matching the excitement of Bader's war deeds with the triumph of his greater battle over a severe handicap. Told he would never walk without a cane, Bader learned to dance, swim, golf, and play tennis. Told he would never fly again, he became not only one of the RAF's top combat pilots but a squadron leader and innovator of fighter tactics that helped win the Battle of Britain. Among the thrilling incidents chronicled in the book are Bader's first successful encounter with an enemy plane, his own shoot down, and his succession of escapes from German prisons.

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Paul Brickhill, a RAF pilot himself, wrote The Great Escape, which was made into a popular movie, and The Dam Busters, among other books.

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