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Yeager, Chuck 1923-

Overview
Works: 123 works in 209 publications in 8 languages and 12,240 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Interviews  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author of introduction, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: TL540.Y4, 623.7460480924
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Chuck Yeager Publications about Chuck Yeager
Publications by  Chuck Yeager Publications by Chuck Yeager
Most widely held works by Chuck Yeager
Fly girls ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the midst of World War II, the call went out: women with flight experience were needed to fly for the military. All over the country, young women postponed their weddings, put their educations on hold, and quit their jobs to respond, becoming Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASPs. Led by Jacqueline Cochran, America's foremost female aviator, more than 1,000 women were trained to ferry aircraft, test planes, instruct male pilots, and even tow targets for anti-aircraft artillery practice. Despite serving with grit and determination from 1942 to 1944, these brave women pilots had no official military status, thus no benefits, although 38 gave their lives. In December 1944, the WASP program was disbanded. It would be more than thirty years before women would fly again for the US military
The quest for mach one : a first-person account of breaking the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pilot Chuck Yeager and his colleagues recount the events leading to the day when Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound
There once was a war : the collected color photography of World War II ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most important historical event of the 20th century was a war that seemed to be fought in black-and-white. Our collective memory of the years 1941-1945 exists in monochrome, because that is the way most of us saw it - and continue to see it - in the films and still pictures of the day. Color film for motion pictures and still cameras was readily available then, but was not in wide use because of its fragility and the difficulties of developing it. But there were
Yeager, an autobiography by Chuck Yeager ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selvbiografi af den amerikanske flyvergeneral Chuck Yeager om sine oplevelser som pilot, herunder gennembrydning af lydmuren
Wingless flight : the lifting body story by R. Dale Reed ( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Wingless flight" tells the dramatic story of the most unusual flying machines ever flown. Eight different lifting body configurations were flown at the NASA Flight Reserach Center (FRC) at Edwards, California over a 12 year period from 1963 to 1975. These wingless wonders were all considered flying prototypes or models of future spacecraft that could land like an airplane after the searing heat of reentry from space. Precursors of today's Shuttle, the X-33, and the X-38, the lifting bodies provided technical and operational engineering data that shaped all three space vehicles. The eight different configurations varied considerably from the bulbous, unpowered, lightweight plywood M2-F1 to the very sleek, rocket-powered, all-metal supersonic X-24B. Some of these configurations, such as the M2-F2, pushed the limits of both design engineers and test pilots capabilities and were dangerous to fly. Control of the M2-F2 was eventually lost by the test pilot. Movie footage of the resulting crash was later used for the lead-in to each episode of the popular TV series., "The six million dollar man". This book is written as a continuing story which puts the reader behind the eyes and ears of a young creative NASA engineer, R. Dale Reed, as he goes day to day working with technicians, engineers, pilots, managers, and politicians in an exciting environment of flight research at Edwards Air Force Base in California, where FRC is a tenant. This book is as much about the "Real Stuff" (people who create and service the flying machines) as it is about Tom Wolfe's "Right Stuff" (the pilots who fly the machines)
Breaking the sound barrier ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On October 10, 1947, Chuck Yeager became the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound, opening up a new era in aviation. The test pilots who made history recall one of the great challenges of aviation
Into the unknown : the X-1 story by Louis C Rotundo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first airplane constructed solely for high-speed research, the X-1 not only broke the sound barrier, but also was distinct as one of the few aircraft to complete its test program without a significant aerodynamic or structural alteration. Rotundo details each of the fifty test flights of the X-1 and each new test procedure, many of which became standard for research on the later X-series aircraft and provided the foundation for the techniques later used by the space program. The final chapters of Into the Unknown analyze the veil of secrecy and correct the factual errors surrounding Yeager's supersonic flight. Rotundo details how the Air Force tried to control the release of the story for national security purposes, and how many of the resulting news accounts contained inaccuracies. The book includes previously unpublished material, rare photographs, interviews with the participants, and original NACA, Air Force, and Bell Aircraft archival files
Amazing airplanes book and kit by Regen Dennis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Amazing Airplanes book includes instructions for building 8 planes. Airplane parts - include fuselages, wings, propellers, landing gears, and connector clips
The Bob Hope show ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the war years, "Bob Hope's Pepsodent show" was radio's highest rated series. Hope's legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during some of our darkest days. However, it was the lightning fast pace of his countless jokes that made the show such a success. Bob Hope's co-star was Jerry Colonna, a madcap musician complete with outlandish mustache. Colonna, or "Professor" as he was known on the show, became famous for his two catch phrases: "Greetings, Gate!" and "Who's Yehudi?" Although the show's humor was based around the current events of the 1930's, 40's and 50's, it is as funny today as it was 60 years ago
Press on! : further adventures in the good life by Chuck Yeager ( Book )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chuck Yeager continues to recount his adventurous life and some experiences with his best friend, Bud Anderson
Chuck Yeager's advanced flight trainer by Edward Lerner ( )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An advanced flight simulation program
Skyfire presents the story of a living legend, Hoover ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on the exploits of world famous aviator Robert A. "Bob" Hoover; also records his reminiscenses with Chuck Yeager
Yeager : en självbiografi by Chuck Yeager ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vivere per volare : l'autobiografia del più famoso pilota moderno by Chuck Yeager ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Paris Air Show ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the history of the Paris Air Show, including film from 1909. Pilots Chuck Yeager and Bob Hoover reminisce about past shows and planes. Features a VTOL craft
Yeager : manden der gennembrød lydmuren : en selvbiografi by Chuck Yeager ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in Danish and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selvbiografi af den amerikanske flyvergeneral Chuck Yeager om sine oplevelser som pilot, herunder gennembrydning af lydmuren
Across the high frontier by William R Lundgren ( Book )
2 editions published in 1956 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yeager : schneller als d. Schall ; d. Autobiographie d. legendären Fliegergenerals by Chuck Yeager ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iēgā by Chuck Yeager ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il était une fois une guerre : les photos couleurs de la Seconde guerre mondiale ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Yeager, Charles E.
Yeager, Charles E. 1923-
Yeager, Chuck
Yeager, Chuck 1923-
イエーガー, チェック
Languages
English (104)
Spanish (3)
Danish (2)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (2)
Italian (2)
German (1)
French (1)
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