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ANCIENT AIR, AN, Penrose, Harald, Wrens Park, 2001, new, bio of John Stringfellow of Chard - the first man in the world to demonstrate that engine-powered flight was practicable, photos, 183 pgs. $9.95
ART SMITH, Roberts, Rachel Sherwood, McFarland, 2003, new, soft cover, see photo, Pioneer aviator Art Smith is a largely overlooked air pioneer. He built his own airplane & taught himself to fly in 1910. After many aerial exhibitions in the midwest, he took over the air shows in San Francisco after the death of Lincoln Beachy. He did 2 aerial tours of Japan in 1916-1817. After returning, he gave flying lessons to the U.S. Army & ended up an airmail pilot, photos, 220 pages.$27.50
AVIATORS, THE, Groom, Winston, National Geographic, 2013, new, see scan, Eddie Rickenbackeer, Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, their accomplishments during the pioneer years are discussed, their actions for our benefit during WW II, photos, 464 pgs. $7.50
AVIATION MAGAZINE - DE L'ESPACE - 1961 very good (complete, some cover wear), English text, see scan, Dedicated to the life & aircraft of Henry Potez. $25.00
BAD BOY, Pardoe, Blaine, Foonthill Media, 2012, f/f (as new), see scan, Biography of Bert Hall, an unconvential original member of the Lafayette Escadrille who later flew in Russia & China, photos, 224 pgs. $25.00
BARNES WALLIS, Morpurgo, J.E., St. Martins Press, 1972, vg/vg, see photo, biography, in the pre-World War I days, designed rigid airships including the R-80 and R-100, also the Wellesley & Wellington Bombers in WW II and was the creator of the Tallboy and Grand Slam and the dam-busting bouncing bombs, introduced into aircraft design geodetic construction, the swing wing airplane, contributed to the development of radio telescopy & even planned nuclear submarines, photos, 400 pgs. $25.00
BERNT BALCHEN POLAR AVIATOR Glines, Carroll V., Smithsonian, 1999, new, see photo, biography, photo section, 310 pgs. $12.50
BILLY MITCHELL, Jeffers, H. Paul, Zenith, 2004, new, see photo, Billy" Mitchell began his romance with aviation in 1916 when, at the age of 38, he took private flying lessons graduating just in time to undertake the mobilization of Americas air forces in World War I, a daring & tireless leader who rose to the rank of brigadier general, commanding all of Americas aerial-combat units in France, chronicles the highs and lows of Mitchells career, photos, 288 pgs. $10.00
BISHOP'S BOYS, THE, Crouch, Tom, W.W. Norton & Co., 1990, fine, soft cover, see photo, life of Wilbur and Orville Wright, photos, 606 pgs. $5.00
BORING A HOLE IN THE SKY, Scott, Robert, Random House, 1961, vg/vg (chipping & edge wear. see photo, author's memoir, from a hand built glider and a World War I era Jenny to air combat with Chennault and the Flying Tigers through piloting an F-100F Super Sabre jet, photos, 292 pgs. $15.00
BROTHER OF THE EAGLE, Rolfsrud, Erling, Lantren Books, 1952, vg/vg, see scan, biography of Carl Ben Eilson, pioneer bush pilot in Alaska. He flew Alaska's first air mail & in 1928, over the North Pole to Norway. He was lost on a rescue mission the following year, photos, 181 pgs. $35.00
CAPTAIN EDDIE RICKENBACKER , Runyon & Kiernan, magazine format, 1942, vg, see scan, life story of Eddie Rickenbacker with many photographs, 32 pages. $13.00
CHARLES LINDBERGH - HIS LIFE, Van Every & Tracy, D. Appleton & Co., 1927, vg (some yellowing)/vg, see scan, his biography after his flight from NYC to Paris, newspaper clipings included from 1928, photos, 236 pgs. $25.00
CHARLES LINDBERGH AND THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS, Pisano & van der Linden, Smithsonian, 2003, vg/vg, see photo, pictorial biography in both b/w & color, 142 pgs. $7.50
CHARLES STONE BORDEN, Self- published by his family, soft cover (comb bound), 1968, Memorial Book. see scan, Borden was a B-25 pilot (340th BG) who was killed in action, August 15, 1944, photos, 91 pgs. $30.00
COLONEL CODY AND THE FLYING CATHEDRAL, Jenkins, Garry, Picador, 2000, vg/vg, biography of Sam Cody, colorful life at the gambling tables in Doge City to building & flying kites & engine powered aircraft, killed in an airplane crash in 1913, photos, 276 pgs. $10.00

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