Fighter Pilot PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Fighter Pilot free pdf Robin Olds was a larger-than-life hero with a towering personality. A graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American performance for Army, Olds was one of the toughest college football players at the time. In WWII, Olds quickly became a top fighter pilot and squadron commander by the age of 22 - and an ace with 12 aerial victories. But it was in Vietnam where the man became a legend. He arrived in 1966 to find a dejected group of pilots and motivated them by placing himself on the flight schedule under officers junior to himself, then challenging them to train him properly because he would soon be leading them. Proving he wasn't a WWII retread, he led the wing with aggressiveness, scoring another 4 confirmed kills, becoming a rare triple ace. Olds (who retired a brigadier general and died in 2007) was a unique individual whose personal story is acknowledged by many to be the aviation book of the decade and one of the best military books of the year.

About Robin Olds

Robin Olds (1922-2007) was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. A triple ace, he achieved a combined total of 16 victories in the Second World War and the Vietnam War. Born into an army family in Honolulu and raised in Virginia, he was educated at West Point, where he was an All American football player. He fought in Europe during World War II, and was regarded as the best wing commander in the Vietnam War. He was promoted to brigadier general after Vietnam, and also served as Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Christina Olds is the daughter of Robin Olds. She holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Vassar.Ed Rasimus is a retired USAF fighter pilot whose books on the Vietnam air war include "When Thunder Rolled" and "Palace Cobra."

Details Book

Author : Robin Olds
Publisher : Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Data Published : 02 June 2011
ISBN : 0312569513
EAN : 9780312569518
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 432 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Fighter Pilot



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Stories for Six Year Olds free pdfStories for Six Year Olds

    Ripper stories specially chosen for 6 year olds. Authors include Robin Klein. Sophie Masson. Victor Kelleher and more. A very bossy robot. hats in the playground. a scary garden gnome..


  • Well-Handicapped Three-Year-Olds 2015 free pdfWell-Handicapped Three-Year-Olds 2015

    Jon Gibby has reviewed the form of this season's lightly raced three-year-olds and has identified 63 he considers to have been allotted potentially lenient official ratings..


  • Stories for Eight Year Olds free pdfStories for Eight Year Olds

    Gripping stories specially chosen for 8 year olds. Authors include Paul Jennings. Andy Griffiths. R.A. Spratt and more. A flying dog. grandparents from hell. a vegetarian giant..


  • Stories for Eight Year Olds free pdfStories for Eight Year Olds

    Super-fun stories specially chosen for 8-year-olds. A mysterious water horse. dogs with big plans. a fortune-telling dragon. poetry and elephants. a mouse rescuer extraordinaire..


  • Stories for Eight Year Olds free pdfStories for Eight Year Olds

    Gripping stories specially chosen for 8 year olds. Authors include Paul Jennings. Andy Griffiths. R.A. Spratt and more. A flying dog. grandparents from hell. a vegetarian giant. a magic carpet..


  • Fighter Pilot free pdfFighter Pilot

    Audio Book Downloads. Robin Olds was a larger-than-life hero with a towering personality. A graduate of West Point and an inductee in the National College Football Hall of Fame for his All-American pe