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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
MAN'S FIGHT TO FLY, - SIGNED, Heinmuller, Funk & Wagnalls, 1944, g/vg see scan, (Copy No. 407 of a limited 1st edition.see scan, dj has a wear, book is very good). History making flights with photos of the planes, people & flight mementotes. Covers 15 major stories + short biographies of over 200, 366 pgs. $45.00
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
MAN ON THE TWENTY DOLLAR NOTE, McNalty, Ward, Reed, 1976, f/f (as new), see scan, The life of Charles Kingsford-Smith, Australia's leading pioneer pilot. He began flying in WW I. Later, he did a Trans-Pacific flight and was the first to fly over the Tasman Sea to New Zealand, photos, 216 pages. $20.00
MARTIN B-26 MARAUDER, Havener, J.K., Southern Heritage Press, 1998, f (soft cover, as new). see scan, The author piloted more than 50 combat missions & was a transitional training instructor. Includes over 150 previousl unpublished photographs, 264 pages + color photo section.
$18.95
MARTIN MARAUDER AND THE FRANKLIN ALLENS, Mrozek, Guggham & Newekkm Sunflower University, 1980, fine (soft cover), see scan, Franklin Allen was a B-26 pilot who flew in the SW Pacific & later transferred to the 9th AF in Europe. This book is mainly composed of letters between Allen & his wife during the war, many photos, 544 pages. $25.00
MERCY PILOT, Tordoff, Dirk, Epicenter Press, 2002, fine (soft cover, as new), see scan, Joe Crosson, noted for his mercy missions in A laska, helped in the serach for Ben Eilson, who crashed in Siberia & brought Wiley Post's body back to the U.S., photos, 256 pgs. $15.00
'MICK', Dudgeon, James M., Robert Hale, 1981, f/f, see photo, biography of Major Edward Mannock, 208 pgs. $20.00
MICKEY, Roth, Col. Myron, Minuteman Printery, 1993, fine condition (comb bound) see scan, Inscribed by his widow, Mickey Roth was a career Air Force officer who wrote magazine articles on aviation history. Here are over 60 articles he wrote covering epic flights & aviators (male & female) as compiled by his family photos, 119 pgs. $25.00
MY ISLAND HOME, Hall, James Norman, Little & Brown, 1952, vg/vg (some tape marks on fly page). see scan. The author's autobiography. He flew wwith the Lafayette Escadrille in WW 1 & was shot down. After the war, he moved to Tahiti & wrote several books, photos, 374 pages. > $20.00
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. $15.00
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
POPYE LUCAS QUEENSTOWN, Lucas, F.J., Reed, 1972, f/f (as new). see scan, Signed by author, see scan, He was a bomber pilot (from New Zealand) in WW II. After the war, he returned to New Zealand aviation. Later, he went into farming, photos, 186 pages. $15.00
PREEMPTIVE STRIKE, Armstrong, Alan, Lyons Press, 2006. f/f (as new), see scan, A hypothehecal U.S. plan to bomb Japanese forces in China & possibley prevent the attack on Pearl Harbor, photos, 285 pgs. $10.00
REAR ADMIRAL BYRD AND THE POLAR EXPEDITION, Foster, Coram, A.L. Burt, 1930, vg, see scan, Byrd's flight (1926) over the North Pole & (1929) over the South Pole, photos, 287 pgs. $15.00
RED AIR FIGHTEER, Von Richtofen, Manfried, Aeroplane & General Publishing, 1918, Good (tape repair on spine). see scan, His autobiography with explanatory notes by C.G. Grey, photos, 140 pgs. $25.00
RIDERS OF THE SKY, Brewer, Leighton, Houghton Miffin, 1934, X-library, no dust jacket, spine fade, tight binding. see scan, The author (3 victories) served in the 13th Aero Squadron in WW I. This is a semi-fictional account in poetic style, 162 pages. $7.50
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, Bio of T.Claud Ryan, and his aircraft manufacturing company, many photos, 253 pgs. $20.00

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