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MAJ. T.B. McGUIRE STORY, Covello, Art (Editor), Akron Printing, 1981, vg (soft cover), see scan, a tribute ro Tommy McGuire, America's 2nd leading WW II ace. Includes a brief history of McGuire Air Force Base, photos, 24 pages. $18.50
MAGNIFICENT MOISANTS, THE, Rich, Doris, Smithsonian, 1998, new with dj new, see photo, Illinois family performed pre-WW I air shows, taught Harriet Quimby to fly, photos, 248 pgs. $17.50
MAD MAJOR, Draper, Major Christopher, Air Review Ltd., 1962, vg/vg, see photo, autobiography, RFC flyer in WW I and later flew under the Tower Bridge in London. photos, 231 pgs. $20.00
MAN FLIES - STORY OF ALBERTO SANTOS-DUMONT, Winters, Nancy, Ecco Press, 1997, new, see photo, internationally acclaimed as the first man to fly, Santos-Dumont was feted for several years in Europe & America before learning that the Wright Brothers, whose early efforts had been discounted, had actually preceded him, photos & illustrations, 160 pgs. $10.00
MESSERSCHMITT - AIRCRAFT DESIGNER, van Ishoven, Armand, Doubleday, 1975, vg/vg, see photo, biography of Willie Messerschmitt, photos, 216 pgs. $10.00
'MICK', Dudgeon, James M., Robert Hale, 1981, f/f, see photo, biography of Major Edward Mannock, 208 pgs. $20.00
MUDHOLE SMITH - ALASKA FLIER, Janson, Lone, Alaska Northwest Publishing, fine (soft cover), see scan, 1981, his biography from barnstormer to bush pilot, taught himself how to fly, provided air service to remote villages, spotting enemy submarines in WW II, photos, 143 pgs. $6.00
MY BROTHER BILL, Mitchell, Ruth, Harcourt, Brace, 1953, vg/vg (minor edgewear) see scan, biography of General "Billy" Mitchell, 344 pgs. $15.00
ONE PILOT'S LOG, Sloniger, Jerrold, Howell Press, 1997, new, bio of E. L. Sloniger, air mail pilot in the 20's, later first pilot for American Airlines, photos, 190 pgs. $20.00
PASSION THAT LEFT THE GROUND, THE, King, Stephan H., Word Associations Publisher, 2007, new, soft cover, see photo,signed by author, Subject of this book are the machines dreamt up by Léon Levavasseur, a genius with eccentricities. He was the man who designed the Antoinette engines & the Antoinette monoplanes, his machines were really works of art. His aircraft were featured in the movie "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines". Levavasseur also evokes naturally the masterflyer Hubert Latham. This book gives a fine account of pre-1914 flying, lots of illustrations (some of the l'Aérophile collection now in the Library of Congress), 158 pgs. $19.00
PIONEER AVIATORS OF THE WORLD, Matthews, Hart, McFarland, 2003, new (issued w/o dj),see photo, the first pilots from each of a hundred countries have their stories told in this work, a brief biography & description of his or her attempts to fly are provided for each early aviator, except in a very few cases where facts are hard to find, photos, 208 pgs. $28.00
PIONEER BUSH PILOT, Harkey, Ira, University of Washington, 1974, vg/vg, bio of Noel Wien, see scan, after a barnstorming period, he moved to Alaska & was their first bush pilot. He later founded Wien Alaska Airways, photos, 307 pgs. $16.50
PIONEER OF THE AIR, Broomfield, C.A., Gale & Polden, 1953, vg/vg, see scan, Biography of Colonel S.F. Cody from his early life in the United States to being the first man to fly in Great Britain, photos, 164 pgs. $16.00
POLAR EXTREMES, Pool, Beekman, University of Alaska Press, 2002, new, soft cover, see photo, biography of Lincoln ELssworth, a fascinating & detailed portrait of one of America's greatest Polar explorers, a man who was simultaneously a pioneer of high latitutde aviation, photos, maps, 311 pgs. $20.00
QUICK AND THE DEAD, Waterton, W.A., Muller, 1956, vg/vg, see scan, After service in the RAF in WW II, the author became chief test pilot for Gloster Aircraft company. He tells the thrills & near fatal hazards in that line of work, photos, 237 pages. $15.00
RECORD FLIGHTS, Chamberlin, Clarence, Dorrance & Company, 1928 (2nd Printing), vg /vg (chipped, small piece missing on upper left), see scan, signed, see scan, autobiography, he contributed to the exciting & spectacular development of American aviation after WW I. Chamberlain is best known for his flight across the Atlantic by reaching Germany, broke Lindbergh's 2-week old distance record, in less spectacular, but perhaps more valuable ways, Chamberlain before and after his flight contributed to the growth of American aviation, he was a test pilot for Giuseppe Bellanca, a pioneer designer of aircraft who also built the "Columbia" [the plane in which Chamberlain made his historic trans-Atlantic flight], flying all of Bellanca's early planes to test their speed, mileage, handling & safety. He made the first trans-Atlantic airmail flight. Photos, 286 pgs. $65.00
REAPER LEADER, Ewings, Steve. Naval Institute Press, 2002, f/f (as new), see scan, Life of Jimmy Flateley, at the age of 36 his combat career began at the Battle of Coal Sea with VF-42. He later led VF-10 in the Solomons & helped develope tactics that made the Wildcat superior to the Zero, photos, 384 pgs. $15.00
R.G. SMITH, THE MAN AND HIS ART, Smith, R.J. Schiffer, 1999, new, see scan, autobiography of the noted aviation artist, featuring 140 of his works, many illustrations, 112 pgs. $25.00
RYAN THE AVIATOR, Wagner, William, McGraw-Hill, 1971, vg/vg, see photo, biography of T. Claude Ryan, many photos, 253 pgs. $25.00

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