[JN] Fwd: "the hole nnine yards... a recent history.....

Christian Rintelen christian at rintelen.ch
Fri Feb 5 21:28:36 CST 2021


that must have been «Across the High Frontier — the Story of a Test Pilot <https://www.amazon.com/Across-Frontier-Pilot-Major-Charles-Yeager/dp/B000KNB894>» published in 1955.

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> Am 06.02.2021 um 04:24 schrieb Spence Barton via Sound <sound at soundlist.org>:
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> The book I read was more like 1958 than 1985. The book was focused on his breaking the sound barrier and his WWII flying. His famous later exploits hadn't even happened yet.
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> I suspect the book didn't sell well. The air force was so secretive about breaking the sound barrier that they didn't ever announce it until much later and didn't IRC mention him by name. So no one new who he was in the late 50s. Therefore, I suspect not many sales.
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> On 2/5/2021 5:23 PM, Richard Nevill via Sound wrote:
>> I had a look through my 1985 Yeager biography but I didn't see anything in it.
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