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Calculated Risk - Ab : The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle - Aviation Pioneer and World War II Hero - Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

Calculated Risk - Ab

The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle - Aviation Pioneer and World War II Hero

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2005
ISBN: 9781891661440
Number Of Pages: 334

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Famous for leading the Tokyo Raid, America's first strike
against Japan in World War II, Jimmy Doolittle lived a
remarkable life as an American pilot. This firsthand
account by his granddaughter reveals an extraordinary
individual-a scientist with a doctorate in aeronautical
engineering from MIT, an aviation pioneer who was the
first to fly across the United States in less than 24
hours and the first to fly "blind" (using only his
plane's instruments), a barnstormer well known for
aerobatics, a popular racing pilot who won every major
air race at least once, recipient of both the
Congressional Medal of Honour and Presidential Medal of
Freedom, a four-star general, and commander of the 8th,
12th, and 15th Air Forces. This memoir provides insights
into the public and private world of Jimmy Doolittle and
his family and sheds light on the drives and motivation's
of one of America's most influential and ambitious
aviators.

ISBN: 9781891661440
ISBN-10: 1891661442
Series: SANTA MONICA PRESS
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 1st June 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.67 x 16.82  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64