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Wings for Life


Published by Philadelphia Lippincott 1957, 1957
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Ruth Nichols, inscribed by the author: ÒTo Maurice Charles, With my good wishes as a mutual friend of a real Spartan pilot - Lorraine Emerson - and in memory of Fred Ames. Sincerely, Ruth Nichols.Ó Illustrated with black & white photos, including one of Ruth and Amelia Earhart taken at the Santa Monica airport after the 1933 Bendix Transcontinental Trophy Race. Foreword by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, U.S.N. Near fine or better copy with just a faint trace of edge wear in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing and a couple of very small tears. The autobiography of famous aviatrix Ruth Nichols, who began her career flying with Rogers Airlines in 1922 and went on to establish three new international records for women in 1931 (altitude, speed, and distance). In 1932 she flew from Los Angeles to New York in thirteen hours and twenty-one minutes - one hour less than the previous transcontinental record set by Charles Lindbergh. In 1955 she became the first woman in the United States to pilot a twin-engine Executive aircraft. In addition to her amazing career in aviation, Ruth Nichols was a tireless promoter of aviation to the public, especially to children, and was the first woman to receive the title of ÔWorld PilotÕ when serving as special correspondent for the U.S. Committee for U.N.I.C.E.F. Bookseller Inventory # 13776E

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Title: Wings for Life

Publisher: Philadelphia Lippincott 1957

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Staff: James Pepper, Rebecca Traver, Deborah Sanford. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

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TERMS: Our Telephone Number is 805-963-1025. Our address is James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., 3463 State Street, Suite 271, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Our email address is We have an answering machine for telephone messages outside of business hours. California residents must add state sales tax

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