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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: 0743464524

ISBN-13: 9780743464529

Edition: 2003

Authors: Stephen Coonts, Stephen Coonts

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List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 4/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 3.25" wide x 6.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Stephen Paul Coonts is a novelist and lawyer. He was born in 1946 and grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Coonts graduated from West Virginia University in 1968 with a degree in political science. Coonts also received a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1979. Coonts 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, Coonts served as a flight instructor aboard the USS Nimitz. After receiving his law degree, Coonts went to West Virginia to practice and later, to Colorado to work as a staff attorney for an oil company. Coonts published Flight of the Intruder, in 1986. It was adapted as into a film in 1991. 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.

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"