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Wings Like Eagles: The Story of Soaring in the United States (signed by world notable Glider Pilot)

Schweizer, Paul A.

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ISBN 10: 0874748283 / ISBN 13: 9780874748284
Published by Smithsonian Inst Pr, Scranton, PA, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Collectible Hardcover
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nFINE/nFINE. Green cloth boards. AUTOGRAPHED by MARION I. BARRITT, one of America's premiere women glider pilots, past owner of Soar Minden, located Minden, Nevada, USA, regarded as one of if not the best glider flying locations in the world, and a past Director of Soaring Society of America. Rare autograph. For the glider pilot & specialist/historian. [B32-177]. Bookseller Inventory # 007498

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Title: Wings Like Eagles: The Story of Soaring in ...

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr, Scranton, PA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible

Signed: Signed by Celebrity

Edition: FIRST.

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Looking back over 58 years of experience with gliders and sailplanes, the author tells a story of dedicated men and women in this first comprehensive history of soaring in the United States.

From Library Journal:

$39.95. sports This exhaustive and prodigious history of the Soaring Society of America is taken from club records and notes by the author, who was instrumental in developing the sport, which differs from glider flight in its use of special atmospheric conditions to climb to amazing altitudes. The book is heavy going, with scores of participants overshadowing the sketchy coverage of pivotal events, like technological changes and the way world affairs altered the sport. The book uses aeronautical terms to enlighten the flying fraternity, its exclusive audience. Be warned also that, in the galleys, the history ends at 1982. Scores of good photos lack allied information, which does little to attract the uninformed. For specialty collections. Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, Cal.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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