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Terror of the autumn skies : [the true story of Frank Luke, America's rogue ace of World War I]

Author: Blaine Lee Pardoe
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the first pilot to win the Congressional Medal of Honor traces his rise from a young loner to a formidable soldier on the western front, documenting his military contributions throughout ten missions as well as the daredevil spirit that placed him at perpetual odds with his superiors.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Frank Luke
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Blaine Lee Pardoe
ISBN: 9781602392526 1602392528
OCLC Number: 187417685
Notes: Subtitle from jacket.
Description: xvi, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 First Blood 1 --
2 The Wild Boy 13 --
3 Fly with the Eagles 29 --
4 Into the Air 43 --
5 The American Expeditionary Force 53 --
6 The Front 71 --
7 Busting Balloons 87 --
8 Fire in the Sky 99 --
9 The Dynamic Duo 107 --
10 Roar in the Skies 117 --
11 Recognition 127 --
12 The Darkest of Times 133 --
13 In the Limelight 141 --
14 Ivan the Missing 151 --
15 Crescendo 161 --
16 "Watch for burning balloons ahead..." 165 --
17 Into the Setting Sun 173 --
18 When Time Stood Still 181 --
19 One Man, Many Lives 195 --
20 The Stuff of Legends 207.
Responsibility: Blaine L. Pardoe.

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A portrait of the first pilot to win the Congressional Medal of Honor traces his rise from a young loner to a formidable soldier on the western front, documenting his military contributions throughout ten missions as well as the daredevil spirit that placed him at perpetual odds with his superiors.

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