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

Philip Yates toobman57 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 22:11:13 CST 2021


Here's some cheaper copies.

https://www.bookfinder.com/search/?full=on&ac=sl&st=sl&ref=bf_s2_a1_t1_1&qi=WD3LBGp6AgMrBqLwvjaLc00lnJA_1497963026_1:8:45

Phil

On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 9:28 PM Christian Rintelen via Sound <
sound at soundlist.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> ©
> _ _ _
> aka christian rintelen
>
> Am 06.02.2021 um 04:24 schrieb Spence Barton via Sound <
> sound at soundlist.org>:
>
> 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.
>
> 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.
>
> spnc
>
> 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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