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Topgun : an American story

Author: Dan Pedersen
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"The founder of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program, aka "TOPGUN," shares the untold story of how he and eight other young pilots revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day."--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pedersen, Dan, 1935-
New York : Hachette Books, [2019]
Named Person: Dan Pedersen; Dan Pedersen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Pedersen
ISBN: 9780316416269 0316416266
OCLC Number: 1051136557
Description: xiv, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue. Palm Desert, California, 2018 --
Admission price --
First tribe --
The Navy way --
Fight club --
Where are the carriers? --
The path to disillusionment --
Yankee Station education --
Starting Topgun --
The original bros --
Secrets of the tribe --
Proof of concept --
Topgun goes to war --
The last missing man --
The peace that never was --
End of the Third Temple --
Return with honor --
Topgun and the Tomcat --
Black shoes --
The best and the last --
One more goodbye --
Saving Topgun --
Will we have to lose a war again? (or, Back to the future in an F-35) --
Topgun officers in charge and commanding officers.
Other Titles: Top gun
Responsibility: Dan Pedersen.


The Godfather of Topgun tells the never-before-told story of the risk-takers, disruptors and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator  Read more...


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