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Synopsis: Frank Luke, Jr., was an unlikely pilot. In the Great War, when fliers were still "knights of the air," Luke was an ungallant loner, a kid from Arizona who collected tarantulas, shot buzzards, and boxed miners. But during two torrid weeks in September 1918, he was the deadliest man on the Western Front. In only ten missions, he destroyed fourteen heavily-defended German balloons and four airplanes, a rampage unequaled even by the dreaded von Richtofen, and the second highest American tally of the entire war. Cocksure and constantly reprimanded, Luke was actually under arrest on the day of his final flight, but he stole a plane to join the fatal action that won him the first Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to a pilot. Blaine Pardoe retraces and refreshes Frank Luke's story through recently discovered correspondence. What emerges is a portrait of a life out of an "Old West" that was, by the late Teens, colliding with modernity. Frantic, short, and splendid, the life of Frank Luke, Jr. dramatizes the tragic intervention of an American spirit in the war that devastated Europe.
About the Author:
is a novelist and military historian. His books on the Great War include
Title: Terror of the Autumn Skies: The True Story ...
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Bookseller Inventory # G1602392528I4N10
Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1602392528
Book Description Skyhorse Publishing. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1602392528 Item in very good condition! Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Bookseller Inventory # Z1602392528Z2
Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing. This is a bright orange cover Hard Back WWI Military History book. The condition is Near Fine with a Near Fine jacket. First Edition, First Printing. This book is very bright and very clean. There is only a very slight bump to the bottom corners, otherwise very, very good edges. The pages are bright and unmarked. There is a p/o memorial stamp to a former Marine on the free page. The jacket, with price, is in wonderful condition, very bright and clean. 299 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 010198
Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. First edition 2008, first printing, number line starts with 1. Hardcover with DJ. Condition near fine, square and tight book, no edgewear, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, top edge slightly wavy paper and small spots on the top edge, Not a reminder. DJ as new, bright and shiny, no tears no chips no edgewear, Price Not clipped. 8vo, 320 pages, illustrated with historic photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 013439
Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine copy in hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 025421
Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition; First Printing. Just a hint of edge rubbing in like DJ. Now protected in a mylar jacket. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 320 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 49991
Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, Ad16, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Printing. 9 X 6 X 1.10 inches; 320 pages; Fast shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 512512
Book Description Skyhorse Publishing, N.Y., 2008. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First American Edition. 299pp. "The true story of Frank Luke, America's rogue ace of World War I." With b/w photos. Bookseller Inventory # 28505
Book Description Skyhorse Publishing 2008-07-01, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1602392528. Bookseller Inventory # 653166