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War in the Air True Accounts of the 20th Century's Most Dramatic Air Battles - By the Men Who Fought Them

ISBN-10: 0671881914

ISBN-13: 9780671881917

Edition: 1997 (Large Type)

Authors: Stephen Coonts, Stephen Coonts

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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 12/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Stephen Coonts was born on July 19, 1946 and grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia. He received an A.B. degree in political science from West Virginia University in 1968. He entered the U.S. Navy and received his Navy wings in August of 1969. He made two combat cruises aboard the USS Enterprise. After the Vietnam War, he served as a flight instructor aboard the USS Nimitz. He left active duty in 1977 and received a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1979. He went to West Virginia to practice and later, to Colorado to work as a staff attorney for an oil company. Coonts published his first novel, Flight of the Intruder, in 1986, which was adapted as into a film in 1991. Since then he has written more than 20 books including ones in the Jake Grafton Novel series, Saucer series, Deep Black series, and Tommy Carmellini series. He also published a work of nonfiction in 1992 called The Cannibal Queen and edited an anthology of true flying stories, War in the Air, in 1996. The U.S. Naval Institute honored him with its Author of the Year Award in 1986 for his novel, Flight of the Intruder.

Foreword
"The First Air Hero" from The Zeppelin Fighters
"An Overrated Pastime" from Flying Fury
"The Hero's Life" from Fighting the Flying Circus
"The Reprieve" from Nine Lives
"Scramble" from Ginger Lacey, Fighter Pilot
"Spitfire Tales" from Fly for Your Life
"Spitfires Get the Kommodore" from The Greatest Aces
"The Doolittle Raid" from Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
"Kimigayo" from Miracle at Midway
"Saved for Another Day" from A Proud American
"Target: Hong Kong" from God Is My Copilot
"Long Flight Home" from Thunderbolt!
"A Fighter Pilot's Christmas" from Baa Baa Black Sheep
"The Stars Still Shine" from Bomber Pilot
"The Runner" from Stuka Pilot
"The Greatest Ace" from The Blond Knight of Germany
"Cross of Lead" from The First and the Last
"The Last Samurai" from Samurai! by Saburo Sakai
"The Flight of Enola Gay" from Enola Gay
"Spad Pilot" from Skyraider
"Ia Drang Valley" from Chickenhawk
"A Filthy Little War" from Thud Ridge
"The Professionals" from On Yankee Station
"Carrier Pilot" from The Heart of a Man
"Hotdoggin' It" from Low Level Hell
"The Last Ace"