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Topgun : an American story

Author: Dan Pedersen
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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On the 50th anniversary of the creation of the "Topgun" Navy Fighter School, its founder shares the remarkable inside story of how he and eight other risk-takers revolutionized the art of aerial combat. When American fighter jets were being downed at an unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. On  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Electronic books
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Dan Pedersen
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Pedersen
ISBN: 9780316416276 0316416274 9780316423939 0316423939
OCLC Number: 1085890282
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Admission price --
Palm Desert, California, 2018 --
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) --
Glossary --
Officers in charge and commanding officers of Topgun.
Responsibility: Dan Pedersen.

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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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